Corps hosts public meeting to discuss possible temporary closure of a portion of the Hero Canal

Published March 18, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Corps project managers will provide an overview of the proposed temporary closure of the eastern-most portion of the Hero Canal at a public meeting on March 24, 2011 at St. Paul’s Benevolent Association Hall in Oakville.

Project managers will discuss:

• Need to possibly close the eastern-most portion of the canal

• Impacts of possible closure

• Timeline of when closure could begin

An environmental document, “Hero Canal Levee and Eastern Tie-In Plaquemines Parish, Supplemental IER #13a, Temporary Closure of Hero Canal” describes the proposed action and is available for public review and download on

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Informational open house is 6 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Where: St. Paul’s Benevolent Association Hall

128 E. St. Peter St., Oakville, LA 70037

The IER environmental process allows the Corps to expedite the environmental review required of all federally funded projects while fully complying with the intent of the National Environmental Policy Act. The Corps encourages the public to provide written comments on IERs by mail, e-mail or by visiting at any time throughout the comment period. Questions or comments concerning proposed actions 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


For more information or to sign up to be on a public meeting notification list please visit the following Web site:

Rene Poche

Release no. 11-094