US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District Website

Corps and State to host public meetings to initiate Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management study

Published March 26, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will host multiple public scoping meetings throughout the month of April to engage the public in the initiation of the “Louisiana Coastal Area - Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study”. This important study, authorized under Section 7003 of the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) 2007, will identify and evaluate a combination of large-scale management and restoration features to address the long-term sustainability of the lower Mississippi River Delta.

Six public scoping meetings will be held throughout Southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi to inform interested parties in the initiation of the study and Environmental Impact Statement, and provide the public with an opportunity to present issues and topics they feel the study should consider. Each meeting will include an open house followed by a presentation on the study, an opportunity for questions and answers, and a formal scoping comment submission period.
The scoping meeting details are as follows:

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Formal Comment Submission
Where: Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources – LaSalle Building
LaBelle Room
617 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
-------------------------------------------------------------

When: Thursday, April 12, 2012
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Formal Comment Submission
Where: Port of New Orleans, Auditorium
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70160
--------------------------------------------------------------

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Formal Comment Submission
Where: Larose Civic Center
307 East 5th Street
Larose, LA 70373
-------------------------------------------------------------------

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Formal Comment Submission
Where: Boothville-Venice Elementary School
#1 Oiler Drive
Boothville, LA 70038
-------------------------------------------------------------------

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Formal Comment Submission
Where: Waveland Civic Center
335 Coleman Ave
Waveland, MS 39576
--------------------------------------------------------------------

When: Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation and Formal Comment Submission
Where: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers
8201 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043

The Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study area covers the lower Mississippi River and surrounding deltaic regions, and is the first large-scale, long-term restoration assessment to be conducted under the LCA Program. This study will provide a decision-making framework for the management of a sustainable coastal ecosystem that allows for the coexistence of navigation and flood control, while supporting the needs of Louisiana and the Nation.

Work on the study will be shared by the Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority throughout the study. For more information, please visit www.lca.gov.


Contact
Lee Mueller
504-862-1759
lee.e.mueller@usace.army.mil
or
Chuck Perrodin
225-342-7615
chuck.perrodin2@la.gov

Release no. 12-015