Corps to host open scoping meetings to discuss Upper Barataria Basin Study

Published April 29, 2019

Corps to host open scoping meetings to discuss Upper Barataria Basin Study

Part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting scoping meetings to share information and gather public input on the Upper Barataria Basin Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. 

This study will investigate coastal storm damage risk from tidal surges, storm surges, and associated heavy rainfall. Headwater flooding from rainfall is intensified by tidal events resulting in flood damages to industrial, commercial, and agricultural facilities as well as residential structures.

When: Wednesday May 1, 2019
Thibodaux Library
705 West Fifth Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
5 to 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, 2 May 2019
St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center
15026 River Road Hahnville , LA 70057
6 to 8 p.m.

The study area is large with, 75,000 people, 28,000 structures and about 760 square miles, and has a complicated hydrology which may require structural and non-structural features working together to reduce risk. The study area includes portions of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes.

The study is 100 percent federally funded by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the local nonfederal sponsor is the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board.

The study agreement was signed in October of 2018. These scoping meetings are early in the study’s three year process to gather information from stakeholders and the public. More public meetings 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 Teams for more information at


Matt Roe

Release no. 19-015