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  • Crawfish Season extended at Indian Bayou

    In response to higher than normal water levels in the area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has elected to extend the crawfish season for one month within the Indian Bayou area. The season end date is now August 31, 2020.
  • Intermittent Daytime Closures at Calcasieu Saltwater Barrier

    Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will intermittently close the Calcasieu Saltwater Barrier to navigation between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to allow for continuing repairs of the structure’s gates and machinery. During the repairs, efforts will be made to allow traffic when possible, though delays should be expected. The intermittent closures of the structure are scheduled to last until July 27.
  • St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study virtual public scoping meetings scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has scheduled two virtual public scoping meetings regarding the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study. The meetings will be streamed on the district’s Facebook page on Tuesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. The general public, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to comment on the study. Comments will be accepted through August 3, 2020 when the comment period ends.
  • Comments sought for development of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

    CPRA has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. In compliance with NEPA, the Corps will prepare an EIS to inform its permitting decisions. As part of this process, the Corps is seeking public comment to assist in determining the scope of issues, resources, impacts and alternatives to be addressed in the document. Comments will be collected until August 16, 2020.
  • Mississippi River flood fight operations end

    After 176 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 close out flood fight efforts today.
  • Corps seeks public comments for St. Tammany feasibility study

    The Notice of Intent for the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study was published on the Federal Register June 19, 2020 and the Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment for the study. The Corps will host virtual meetings to receive public comments; time and location to follow in subsequent media release and advertisements. Written comments will be accepted through August 3, 2020 when the comment period ends.
  • Temporary Closure: USACE Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier

    Structure to be closed from June 17 to July 11 for navigation gate dewatering
  • Temporary closure of Almonaster Ave. NB at Florida Ave. with detour on Florida Ave.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will temporarily close Almonaster Ave. northbound at Florida Ave. and apply traffic control restrictions on Florida Ave. between Franklin Ave. and Almonaster Ave. The closure will be in effect Monday, June 1 through Saturday, August 1, 2020.
  • Port of New Orleans Access Channel Deepening Project virtual public meeting scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has scheduled a virtual public meeting regarding the Port of New Orleans Access Channel Deepening Feasibility Study (PONO) at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
  • Corps Deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

    Water levels along the Mississippi River have dropped prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to move from Phase II to Phase I flood fight procedures.