Amite River feasibility study public meetings postponed

USACE New Orleans
Published Jan. 12, 2024

NEW ORLEANS – Out of an abundance of caution due to expected winter weather conditions, the in-person meetings for the Amite River and Tributaries, East of the Mississippi River, Louisiana Supplemental Second Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment #600 scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week have been cancelled and virtual meetings will now be held instead on Jan. 18.


Virtual Meeting login information:
Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. meeting:

Join online: WebEx link
Or by Phone: 1-844-800-2712 

Meeting Number: 2764 545 7896


Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. meeting:
Join Online: WebEx Link
Or by Phone: 1-844-800-2712 

Meeting Number: 2764 064 2671


The meetings will also be streamed simultaneously on the district’s Facebook page at:


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.


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 meeting information, 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. 24-005