• USACE to construct underwater sill to arrest salt water progression into Mississippi River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will construct an underwater sill across the bed of the Mississippi River channel to prevent further upriver progression of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Federal, state, and local partners sign agreement for Port of Iberia, Louisiana Project

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD), and the Port of Iberia signed a partnering agreement to begin efforts to advance the Port of Iberia, Louisiana project.
  • Federal, state, and local partnership agreement for Southwest Coastal Louisiana Risk Reduction Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana have signed a partnership agreement for the $6.5 billion Southwest Coastal Louisiana hurricane and storm damage risk reduction and coastal ecosystem restoration project.
  • Temporary Closure: Florida Avenue

    New Orleans – Work related to the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA).
  • West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Supplemental Environmental Assessment draft released

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, have released a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA 571) and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction system in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes. The drafts will be available for public review and comment from June 2, 2023 until July 3, 2023.
  • Corps launches Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study

    New Orleans – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced the launch of the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study, a five-year, $25 million mega-study that will deliver recommendations for effective and practical management of the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, MO, to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Temporary Closure: Along Almonaster Ave.

    Work related to the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA).
  • 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 third levee reach on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction project. This contract will construct approximately 1.8 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.
  • USACE to install supplemental pumps at the London Ave. PCCP

    New Orleans – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in partnership with the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, will install temporary pumps at the London Avenue Permanent Canal Closure and Pumps (PCCP) as a precautionary measure for delivering sufficient pumping capacity during a tropical weather event. Site preparation and installation of crane mats could begin as early as Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
  • 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.