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$1.2 billion in coastal projects in Southeast Louisiana spotlighted at CPRA’s October board meeting

October 18, 2017

The Board of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) held its monthly meeting in Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish and used the opportunity to spotlight billions of dollars in projects in the Southeast Louisiana region, and to report…

CPRA highlights coastal projects sponsored with CWPPRA partners

October 11, 2017

LACOMBE, LA. – Oct. 11, 2017 – The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today joined with federal agencies in a Dedication Ceremony spotlighting $214 million in coastal projects in Louisiana.  CPRA is the state sponsor for all Coastal Wetlands…

CPRA Solicits Proposals for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Engineering and Design

October 5, 2017

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released a Request for Statement of Interest and Qualifications (RSIQ) for eligible firms interested in providing engineering and design services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project.

CPRA provides $2.7 million for flood protection improvements in St. Mary Parish

September 28, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA.—Sept. 28, 2017— Work to improve an area serving as flood protection in the Morgan City area will soon begin with the provision of $2.7 million in funding from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) toward…

Louisiana again urges Federal forgiveness of New Orleans post-Katrina infrastructure debt

September 1, 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – This week, Johnny Bradberry, Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities, issued a letter to Louisiana’s congressional delegation once again asking for assistance with the State’s Hurricane Storm Damage and Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) debt…

CPRA Announces $19.5M Grant for its Adaptive Management Program Under the RESTORE Act

August 31, 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has received a $19.5 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for design and implementation of the final phase of the System Wide Assessment…

Sediment Diversions Drive Strategy to Keep Louisiana Above Water

August 10, 2017

The coast of Louisiana is sinking, drowning and being blown away at a rate that exceeds any other coastline in the United States. The state accounts for 40% of the nation’s wetlands but 80% of its wetland losses.

International firm tapped to oversee design of Mid-Barataria diversion

August 2, 2017

AECOM, an international engineering and infrastructure design firm, has been selected to oversee project management, engineering and design for the proposed $1.3 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversionon the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has…

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