LMR Comp

Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study

Water Control

Learn about the USACE Regulatory Program and it's role in balancing the needs of our nation, with the needs of the environment. Click on the link below to watch the CORPSCONNECTION Video
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has a new hydrographic survey boat among its fleet of vessels that sails the waters of South Louisiana. The Motor Vessel (M/V) Ducarpe was christened during a ceremony held at the Seabrook Harbor & Marine March 7, 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.

Latest News

Comite River Diversion flood management project alignment requires permanent closure of Barnett Road segment in East Baton Rouge Parish

Beginning April 15, 2024, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District will permanently close the section of Barnett Road between U.S. Hwy 61 and Carney Road near Zachary, La. to begin construction of the Comite River Diversion Channel Segment #1 in that area.
Published: 4/12/2024

Recommended Plan for St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study sent to USACE Headquarters for Review and Approval

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District in conjunction with USACE Headquarters in Washington, D.C. has completed the District reviews of the St. Tammany Parish Louisiana Feasibility Study which investigated flood risk management and coastal storm risk management solutions to reduce the risk from flood damages caused by riverine, rainfall, and coastal storm flooding in St. Tammany Parish.
Published: 4/9/2024

Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, April 8-12, 2024.
Published: 4/4/2024

St. Claude Bridge closed to traffic morning of April 2 while equipment moved to IHNC Lock

NEW ORLEANS – The St. Claude Bridge in New Orleans, La., is scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic on April 2, 2024, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. while the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, New Orleans District conducts emergency repairs to address a failed hinge gate assembly at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock. 
Published: 4/2/2024

All Weather Access Road to be closed along portion of St. Charles Parish Levee in St. Rose, Louisiana

The All Weather Access Road (AWAR) will be closed to the public beginning April 2, 2024, and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2025.
Published: 3/29/2024