Amite River feasibility study public meetings scheduled

Published Jan. 4, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has scheduled two public meetings for the Amite River and Tributaries, East of the Mississippi River, Louisiana Supplemental Second Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment #600.

The draft report, released for a 45-day public review period on Dec. 15, 2023, recommends a nonstructural plan for floodproofing or elevation of approximately 3,300 structures located within the Amite River Basin. This voluntary program would include the elevation of 2,900 residential structures and floodproofing of 400 nonresidential structures.

Two separate meetings will be conducted in the study area. The meetings will also be streamed simultaneously on the district’s Facebook page at: and available for a call-in listening option.

The meeting dates and times are:
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6 p.m.                        Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
Galvez Branch Library                                                     Central Branch Library
40300 Highway 42 at Autumn Drive                         11260 Joor Road
Prairieville, LA 70769                                                       Baton Rouge, LA, 70818

Call in information
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6 p.m.                        Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.
1-844-800-2712                                                                 1-844-800-2712
Access code                                                                        Access code
2764 545 7896                                                                   2764 064 2671

The study’s purpose is to evaluate potential alternatives for addressing rainfall from hurricanes, tropical storm events, and local storms that pose a significant risk to the communities, ecosystems, and industries of the Amite River Basin. The study was initiated in October 2018 and is 100 percent federally funded by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development as the local nonfederal sponsor.

The general public, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to comment on the release of the draft report. 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 final report.

The draft report and supporting information are available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website:

Written comments on the draft feasibility study and integrated environment impact statement will be accepted through Jan. 29, 2024. These comments should be directed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Attention: Chief, Environmental Branch
CEMVN–PDS, Room 136,
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

 Or by email at: 


Matt Roe

Release no. 24-002