US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

  • HSDRRS levee lift Draft General Re-evaluation Reports available for review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft General Re-evaluation Reports for the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity (LPV) and West Bank and Vicinity (WBV), which comprise the post-Katrina risk reduction system. The Notice of Availability will be published in the Federal Register Friday, beginning a 55-day public review and comment period. The purpose of the two General Re-Evaluation Reports is to evaluate whether federal participation to carry out measures that address consolidation, settlement, subsidence, sea level rise, and new datum that would sustain the Hurricane and Storm Damage and Risk Reduction System are economically justified, technically feasible and environmentally acceptable.
  • Upper Barataria Louisiana Draft Feasibility Report available for review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Upper Barataria Basin – Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement for a 45-day public review and comment period. The study’s purpose is to evaluate potential alternatives to reduce the risk to human life, health, and safety; reduce flood and economic impacts to structures, evacuation routes, and critical infrastructure; and increase community resiliency before, during, and after flooding events.
  • Amite River and Tributaries Draft Feasibility Report available for review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its The Amite River and Tributaries –Comprehensive Study East of the Mississippi River, Louisiana Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement for a 45-day public review and comment period.
  • South Central Coast Louisiana Draft Feasibility Report available for review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its South Central Coast Louisiana Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement for a 45-day public review and comment period. Study evaluates alternatives for reducing flood damage risk in Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary parishes.
  • Contract awarded for SELA work on the West Bank

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract
  • Jefferson Heights Slope Pavement project to being Sept. 12

    A slope pavement project on the Mississippi River levee will limit use of the multipurpose access road (bike path) on the East Bank by Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Heights beginning Sept. 12, 2019 and last for 90 days, weather dependent.
  • South Farm Wood Stork and Wading Bird Event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to invite the public to a Wood Stork & Wading Bird free event Saturday, August 31, at the South Farm of the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area Complex.
  • Mississippi River flood fight operations end

    After 292 days, water levels along the Mississippi River have dropped below 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close out flood fight efforts.
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, Aug. 19-23, 2019.
  • Corps, Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District sign wetlands restoration design agreement

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District officials will sign the design agreement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program (BUDMAT) project at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the port district offices, 333 F Edward Herbert Boulevard, Building 100 in Belle Chase.