Project Goals: The goal of the St. Tammany Parish Flood Risk Management Study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood damages caused by hurricane and rainfall events.
In August of 2005, hurricane Katrina devastated the area damaging over 48,000 residential structures causing over $2 billion in damages. As recently as August 2016, the President issued disaster declarations for the Parish due to impacts from “The Great Flood of 2016”. The area saw historic flooding well outside of normal flood stages. The goal of the St. Tammany Parish Flood Risk Management Study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood damages caused by hurricane and rainfall events.
The study area supports a broad range of industries including oil and gas production, agriculture, fisheries, salt mining, and the transportation of products throughout the region. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve maintains storage facilities immediately inside of the study area with transfer and processing infrastructure traversing the area. The study area consists of many residential and commercial structures that have experienced the damaging and costly effects of repeated flood events.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – New Orleans District
7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118