• USACE begins barging fresh river water to Plaquemines Parish water treatment facilities

    River barges are filled with water from an upstream location and transported down river to be offloaded to onsite reservoirs at requesting water treatment facilities.  The initial bargeload of 500,000 gallons arrived at the Port Sulphur Water Treatment Facility at approximately 7:00 pm Sunday, October 1, 2023.  This water can be mixed with water at the intake to dilute salinity content to levels safe for water treatment.  Additional barges will be delivered as the need for upriver fresh water occurs.  USACE anticipates delivering water to the Port Sulphur and Pointe A La Hache facilities during the following week.
  • USACE underway with sill augmentation to delay upriver progression of saltwater

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is working to delay upriver progression of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico by augmenting the sill initially constructed in July 2023.
  • Contract awarded for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the eighth levee reach on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 3.0 miles of the 18.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level risk reduction to the area primarily in St. John the Baptist, St. James and St. Charles Parish.
  • Industry Day Scheduled for Morganza to the Gulf Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced an Industry Day for the Morganza to the Gulf Project happening October 3, 2023, at the New Orleans District headquarters.
  • Contract awarded for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the sixth levee reach on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 1.3 miles of the 17.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level risk reduction to the area primarily in St. John the Baptist, St. James and St. Charles Parish.
  • Contract awarded for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the fifth levee reach on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 1.0 miles of the 17.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level risk reduction to the area primarily in St. John the Baptist, St. James and St. Charles Parish.
  • Federal, state, and local partners sign agreements for Houma Navigation Canal Deepening Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD), Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), and the Port of Terrebonne signed a partnering agreement to begin efforts to advance the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Deepening project. The total construction cost is $253,458,000.
  • Contract awarded for Old River Low Sill Control Structure Dewatering

    New Orleans, La. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, awarded a $34.2 million contract to McMillen, Inc. of Boise, ID for construction of a steel system to allow dewatering of the Old River Low Sill Control Structure. Dewatering is scheduled to occur in late summer and fall of 2024 when the river is traditionally at low water stages.
  • Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study public meetings scheduled

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District have scheduled two public scoping meetings to present information and gather public input for the Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study.
  • Contract awarded for levee work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for constructing the fifth levee reach and pipeline crossing floodwall on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 2.5 miles of the 17.5-mile-long levee system that will provide 100-year level risk reduction to the area primarily in St. John the Baptist, St. James and St. Charles Parish.