• Corps releases annual notice to all residents within Mississippi River Floodways

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District disseminated its annual notice to residents within Mississippi River floodways. The notice serves as a reminder to those that live, operate and/or do business within these floodways that there is a risk that they may experience flooding if the floodways are activated.
  • Corps undertakes repairs at the Point Coupee Pumping Station

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is repairing two of three pumps at the Pointe Coupee Pumping Station. This station provides rainwater drainage support for the Upper Pointe Coupee Loop, an 80,000-acre area surrounded by Mississippi and Atchafalaya river levees
  • Chief of Engineers signs Upper Barataria Basin, Louisiana Report

    Friday Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and 55th Chief of Engineers, signed the Upper Barataria Basin, Louisiana Chief of Engineers’ Report for transmission to Congress.
  • Federal, state and local officials sign partnering agreement

    On January 18, 2022, federal, state, and local officials gathered to mark the signing of a Project Partnering Agreement for the Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico project that was executed on December 28, 2021 to kick-off federal-led construction for the project.
  • HSDRRS levee lift General Re-evaluation Reports signed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Director of Civil Works recently signed the final Lake Pontchartrain & Vicinity and West Bank & Vicinity General Re-evaluation Reports.
  • Corps seeks public comment on bank stabilization draft environmental assessment

    The public is invited to provide input on the proposed emergency bank stabilization on Bayou Plaquemine along Louisiana Highway 77 in Iberville Parish, La. The 30-day public comment period begins on Dec. 9, 2021 and concludes on Jan. 8, 2022.
  • HSDRRS Final Comprehensive Environmental Document, Phase II released for review

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has released the final Comprehensive Environmental Document (CED), Phase II for the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System today for a 30-day public review.
  • Borrow Area Draft Environmental Assessment released for public review

    Draft Environmental Assessment #586, “New Orleans to Venice Hurricane Protection Project, Federal Hurricane Protection Levee, Utilization of the Woodland North Borrow Area for Use from Woodpark to Pointe Celeste Pump Station” is available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning Oct. 23 through Nov. 22.
  • Contract awarded for test section work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for test section work on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This work will support the construction of approximately 17.5 miles of levee system that will provide 100-year level storm surge risk reduction to the area extending from Bonnet Carrė spillway to Garyville.
  • West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Public Scoping Meetings Scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has scheduled two virtual public scoping meetings to gather input for the preparation of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) regarding the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project.