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Port of New Orleans Access Channel Deepening

Study Authority

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2016, Section 1202(d) MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHANNEL, GULF TO BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. "The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility of modifying the project for navigation, Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorized by section 201(a) of the Harbor Development and Navigation Improvement Act of 1986 (Public Law 99–662; 100 Stat. 4090), to deepen the channel approaches and the associated area on the left descending bank of the Mississippi River between mile 98.3 and mile 100.6 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to a depth equal to the Channel."

Study Area

The WRDA 2016, Section 1202 (d) identifies the study area as "the left descending bank of the Mississippi River between mile 98.3 and mile 100.6 AHP." This reach of the river is adjacent to the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is anticipated that the

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material from construction will be placed in the adjacent portion of the MRSC that exists at depths greater than 50 feet.