Public Meetings Scheduled for St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study

USACE New Orleans District
Published July 17, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District (CEMVN) has prepared a Revised Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (RDIFR-EIS) for the St. Tammany Parish Louisiana, Feasibility Study. Public comment period and public meetings announced.


The Optimized Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) as proposed is a comprehensive plan that includes Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM), Flood Risk Management (FRM), and nonstructural features to address flooding in St. Tammany Parish. The Optimized TSP includes the construction of approximately 18.5 miles of levee and floodwall system for West Slidell to South Slidell, 2.15 miles of channel improvements to Mile Branch in Covington, and nonstructural home elevations for approximately 5,600 preliminary eligible residences and floodproofing for approximately 800 preliminary eligible nonresidential structures in St. Tammany Parish. The Optimized TSP would reduce flood risk to approximately 26,600 structures in the study area.


CEMVN will host public meetings to provide information on the RDIFR-EIS, and to receive public comments.


Slidell Public Meeting                                                           Covington Public Meeting
Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 6 p.m.                                  Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 6 p.m.

Slidell Municipal Auditorium                                               Covington Firehouse Event Center

2056 2nd Street, Slidell, LA 70458                                        432 N Theard Street, Covington, LA 70433


The RDIFR-EIS is available online and for download beginning July 14, 2023, at the following weblink:



CEMVN will accept written comments on the RDIFR-EIS beginning on July 21, 2023, through September 6, 2023.  All comments received during the public review period will be considered as part of the decision-making process.


Comments on the RDIFR-EIS, or requests for hard copies, should be sent by mail to Mr. Eric Williams, Environmental Branch Chief, USACE, New Orleans, 7400 Leake Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-3651 or by e-mail to


For more information on the St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study, visit



Melanie Oubre

Release no. 24-018