LMR Comp

Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study

Water Control

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts delegates from Vietnam, World Bank for Nature-Based Solutions tour
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, reopened the Port Allen Lock again for waterborne traffic after closing it for emergency repairs earlier this year. Ships, barges and other traffic began passing through the lock again the morning of April 27, 2024.
The final inspection of the SELA 72.1 project on General De Gaulle Drive in Algiers took place recently. All punch list items are complete including cleaning out the canal. The next steps will be to plant trees along the canals under a separate contract. This project was completed 2 ½ years ahead of schedule.
Coming to a city near you: Public Meetings are scheduled for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp) at venues throughout the study area between Feb. 27 and March 11 with virtual meetings on March 12. click the link for the full schedule of dates and locations:
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 Louisiana. The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Chief’s report was signed in June 2015 and the project was fully funded for design and construction in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. 100-year storm surge risk reduction will be achieved by a variety of structural and non-structural features including construction of over 18 miles of levees and floodwalls and two new 2,000 cfs pump stations. While these features will reduce risk from storm surge associated with tropical events, they do not specifically reduce risk of flooding from significant rainfall.

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South Farm to host Wood Stork & Wading Bird Event Saturday, July 27, 2024

A Wood Stork & Wading Bird Event will be held on Saturday, July 27th at the South Farm of the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area Complex. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to invite everyone to view this spectacle. Wood Storks and other wading and shore birds can be viewed in this area as they are drawn to feed in the South Farm’s water management units.
Published: 7/18/2024

Contract awarded for Morganza to the Gulf Reach A Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract for constructing over 3 miles of earthen levee in Terrebonne Parish.
Published: 7/17/2024

USACE awards General De Gaulle Drainage and Improvement Phase 2 Construction Contract

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded the General De Gaulle
Published: 7/9/2024

Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier extends operating hours for July 4th holiday

The Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier will have extended operating hours for the July 4, 2024 holiday, operating from 6:00 a.m. to midnight that day.
Published: 7/2/2024

Public Scoping Meetings scheduled for Morganza to the Gulf

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced three public scoping meetings will be held on the Morganza to the Gulf (MTG) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The SEIS will evaluate design changes to the authorized MTG project to meet the one percent Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) Storm Surge Risk Reduction (100-year level of risk reduction).
Published: 7/1/2024

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