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The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project is located in southeast Louisiana on the east-bank of the Mississippi River in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James Parishes in Southeast LA. The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Chief’s report was published in June 2016 and the project has been included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA) reduces the risk of flood damages due to rainfall flooding in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes. The improvements generally support the parishes’ master drainage plans and provide flood risk reduction up to a level associated with a 10-year rainfall event. A 10-year event is basically a rain storm that has a 10% annual probability of occurrence and equates to approximately 9 inches of rain over a 24-hour period for our area.


 

 

 

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St. Tammany Parish Draft Feasibility Report available for review
6/11/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District released its St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study Draft Report with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement for a 45-day public review and...
Corps deactivates inspections along Mississippi River
5/28/2021
After 79 days, water levels along the Mississippi River have dropped below 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to suspend current flood...
Corps Releases HSDRRS Comprehensive Environmental Document Phase II for Public Comment
5/14/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has prepared a Draft Comprehensive Environmental Document (CED) titled, “Comprehensive Environmental Document Phase II, Greater New Orleans...

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