West Shore Lake Pontchartrain public meetings scheduled

USACE New Orleans District
Published May 4, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District scheduled two virtual public meetings to gather input for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that was released April 15 for a 45-day public review period.

The meetings will be conducted via WebEx and simultaneously streamed on the district’s Facebook page. The meeting dates and times are:


Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 6 p.m.

Toll Free by Phone: 1-844-800-2712

Meeting Number: 2762 265 1486


Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Toll Free by Phone: 1-844-800-2712

Meeting Number: 2760 486 9415

Log in information for the public meeting is available on the project website here: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/BBA-2018/West-Shore-Lake-Pontchartrain/.

The proposed plan evaluates an alternative project to compensate for unavoidable impacts to swamp habitat associated with the construction of the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project.

The general public, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide input on the proposed 2,000 cubic feet per second freshwater diversion from the Mississippi River into the Maurepas Swamp, which would provide benefits to existing swamp habitats and compensate for the WSLP project’s swamp impacts. The public comment period concludes on May 31, 2022.

Additionally, the SEIS includes a Clean Water Act, Section 404(b)(1) evaluation, addressed in Appendix L of the final report. The Corps is also seeking public comments on the 404(b)(1) evaluation through May 31, 2022.

The SEIS documents are prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations.

Written comments related to the SEIS or the Section 404 evaluation, or requests for hard copies of the documents, should submitted to:


Mr. Landon Parr

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Environmental Planning Branch

Regional Planning and Environmental Division South, CEMVN- PDC-C

7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118


Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to mvnenvironmental@usace.army.mil or by voice and text messages at (504) 233-8471.

The full report, including Appendix L, and other supporting information are available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/NEPA-Compliance-Documents/Bipartisan-Budget-Act-2018-BBA-18/West-Shore-Lake-Pontchartrain/, or upon request. 




Matt Roe

Release no. 22-013