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St. Tammany Feasibility Study Draft Report virtual public meetings scheduled

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, NEW ORLEANS DISTRICT
Published June 23, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has scheduled two virtual public meetings to gather input regarding the St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement. The goal of the study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood damages caused by hurricane and rainfall events.

The meetings will be held via WebEx and simultaneously streamed on the district’s Facebook page on:

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1 p.m.

  • Toll Free by Phone: 1-844-800-2712 
  • Meeting Number: 199 845 9906

 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6 p.m.

  • Toll Free by Phone: 1-844-800-2712 
  • Meeting Number: 199 679 1551

Log in information for the public meetings, as well as all documents related to the study, is available on the project website here: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/BBA-2018/studies/St-Tammany/

The Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) identified in the draft report consists of approximately 14 miles of levees and 2 miles of floodwall in Slidell, clearing and snagging of Bayou Patassat, channel improvements in Mile Branch, and elevations and floodproofing for approximately 8,500 structures located in the 50-year flood plain.

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 through July 26, 2021.

The New Orleans District will accept comments during these meetings via WebEx or Facebook, by text or voicemail to (318) 467-8350, or by email to sttammanyfs@usace.army.mil.

Comments may also be mailed to Amy Dixon, CEMVN-PMR-C, 7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70118.

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Contact
Matt Roe
(504) 862-1606
Matt.M.Roe@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-011