Upper Barataria Louisiana Draft Feasibility Report public meetings scheduled
Study evaluates alternatives for reducing flood damage risk in the Upper Barataria Basin
NEW ORLEANS – 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.
Jan. 7, 2020 6 p.m.
274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070
Jan. 9, 2020 5 p.m.
705 West Fifth Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
The Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) identified to undergo further feasibility-level design is a $514 million alternative that would extend the existing parish levee approximately 18.3 miles to connect with the high ground across the basin near Raceland and includes a 270-foot barge gate across Bayou des Allemands. The levee would be designed and constructed in accordance to post-Katrina levee design guidelines and will provide a minimum of the 50-year level of risk reduction, or a storm surge that has a two percent chance of occurring in any given year.
The general public, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to comment on the TSP. The draft report contains a description of the project, an evaluation of the alternatives under consideration, and an analysis of potential environmental impacts. All public comments received will be addressed and considered accordingly as part of the continued development of the TSP into a more detailed Recommended Plan.
The report and supporting information is available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website: www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/BBA-2018/studies/Upper-Barataria-Louisiana/
The Corps of Engineers will accept comment during the public meetings, or comments may be sent to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
c/o Danielle A Keller
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Comments can also be submitted electronically to the following: UpperBaratariaFS@usace.army.mil
Release no. 20-001