• 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. This flood fight began Jan. 9 when the Mississippi River rose above 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage, and on Jan. 27 phase II was initiated when the river exceeded 15 feet at the gage. Current forecasts show the river remaining above 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage throughout the next 28 days. However, the Corps will continue to monitor the river and forecasts closely and take appropriate measures if necessary.
  • St. Tammany Parish Pre-Scoping meetings scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is hosting two pre-scoping meetings to share information and gather public input on the St. Tammany Parish Flood Risk Management Study.
  • Corps begins next phase of inspections along Mississippi River

    The Mississippi River has risen to 15 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to activate phase II flood fight procedures.
  • HSDRRS levee lift Draft General Re-evaluation Reports public meetings scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two public meetings regarding the release the of 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.
  • Corps activates inspections along Mississippi River

    Corps activates inspections along Mississippi RiverNEW ORLEANS – The Mississippi River at the
  • Contract awarded for stockpile work for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for excavating, processing, and stockpiling clay material at the Bonnet Carrė Spillway. This material will support the construction of approximately 17.5 miles of levee system that will provide 100 year level risk reduction to the area extending from Bonnet Carrė spillway to Garyville.
  • Upper Barataria Louisiana Draft Feasibility Report public meetings scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two public meetings regarding the release of the Upper Barataria Basin Louisiana – Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement.
  • 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.