Corps public meeting to discuss mitigation for impacts to natural resources in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

Published March 9, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012 to disclose the proposed sites that would mitigate for impacts to swamps, marshes and bottomland hardwood forests generated by construction of the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity portion of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.


The public meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 to discuss impacts generated by construction of the West Bank and Vicinity project has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.


The Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Mar. 15 public meeting will begin with an informational open house and be followed by a brief presentation during which the Corps will describe the criteria used to identify the proposed sites. The Corps continues to review available As-Built drawings of recently completed construction plans. Reviews to date have reduced environmental impacts by 50 percent.


Public meeting details are:

Lake Pontchartra in & Vicinity Risk Reduction

Proposed sites mitigate for impacts generated by construction of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barriers at Lake Borgne, Seabrook Floodgate Complex, Bayou Dupre Control Structure, Chalmette Loop Levee, Caernarvon Floodwall, Orleans Lakefront Levees and Floodwalls, Causeway Bridge Floodwall, Jefferson Parish Lakefront Levees, West Return Floodwall, La Branche Wetlands Levee projects, including associated government furnished borrow sites, located in Orleans, St. Bernard, Jefferson and St. Charles parishes.


When:             Thursday, March 15, 2012

                  Open house 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion


Where:             Church at New Orleans

11700 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

Questions or comments should be addressed to:

Patricia Leroux

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

P.O. Box 60267

New Orleans, LA 70160-0267

Phone: 504-862-1544

Fax: 504-862-2088


Rene Poche

Release no. 12-006