Corps to host open houses to discuss Amite River and Tributaries Study

Published April 23, 2019

Corps to host open houses to discuss Amite River and Tributaries Study

Part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018


NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting open houses to share information and gather public input on the Amite River and Tributaries — East of the Mississippi River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study. 


The objectives of the study are to identify comprehensive solutions to reduce flood damages along the Amite River and tributary streams for residents, business, and infrastructure.


When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Denham Springs - Walker Branch Library

West Meeting Room

8101 Florida BLVD, Denham Springs, LA 70726

6 to 8 p.m.


When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

East Feliciana Police Jury Office

12064 Marston Street

Clinton, LA 70722

6 to 8 p.m.


When: Thursday April 25, 2019

Galvez Branch Library

Meeting Room 2

40300 Highway 42 at Autumn Leaves Drive, 

Prairieville, LA 70769

5:30 to7:30 p.m.

The study area, which includes the Amite River Basin, encompasses an area of approximately 3,450 square miles and is home to over 500,000 residents. The area consists of eight Louisiana parishes (East Feleciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Iberville, Ascension, St. James, and St. John the Baptist), Maurepas Lake, and four Mississippi counties (Amite, Wilkinson, Franklin, and Lincoln). Over three-fourths of the study area lies in the parishes of southeastern Louisiana, located east of the Mississippi River and north of Lake Maurepas. The upper one-fourth of the study area’s drainage area lies in the southwestern Mississippi counties.

The Amite River and Tributaries study is 100 percent federally funded by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the local nonfederal sponsor is the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

The study agreement was signed in October of 2018. These open houses are early in the study’s three year process to gather information from stakeholders and the public. More public meetings and open houses will be held throughout the study process.

Information about the study is available online for public review at:  

Please contact the study’s Project Development Team for more information at



Matt Roe

Release no. 19-012