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  • Corps deactivates Phase II Flood Fight

    NEW ORLEANS – Water levels along the Mississippi River have dropped prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to move from Phase II to Phase I Flood Fight procedures.
  • Corps to close bays at Bonnet Carré Spillway

    Based on the reduced flows in the Mississippi River at Red River Landing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will begin closing bays at the Bonnet Carré Spillway this morning.
  • Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier public boat ramp closed until July 2020

    NEW ORLEANS – The Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier public boat ramp was closed Monday, July 15, 2019, as part of the upcoming construction project at the site.
  • Corps and State to host public meetings to discuss Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana are hosting a series of public meetings to discuss the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project. Meetings will begin with a 30-minute open house, followed by a 30-minute formal presentation, and ending with an open question and answer session.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the Corps will not operate the Morganza Floodway on June 9 and does not have an expected operating date. Future weather events could impact Mississippi River levels and the Corps will continue to monitor the forecast daily as conditions can change.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 9, 2019.
  • UPDATE: OPERATION OF THE MORGANZA FLOODWAY POSTPONED

    NEW ORLEANS – Based on the current forecast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delaying operation of the Morganza Floodway until June 6, 2019.
  • Pending operation of the Morganza Floodway

    NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will initiate the process of gradually opening the Morganza Floodway on June 2, 2019 to prevent overtopping of the control structure. The slow-opening process will take three days during which time USACE will limit accumulation in the floodway to one foot per day. The corps anticipates that a diverted flow of 150,000 cubic feet per second by June 5 will be required to keep the river below the structure’s elevation of 60 feet.
  • USACE to operate Morganza Control Structure

    NEW ORLEANS – Mississippi River Commission President and United States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser has approved the request to operate the Morganza Control Structure and Floodway. If forecasted conditions remain unchanged, the operation will begin on June 2, 2019.
  • Corps awards vegetation clearing contract for risk reduction project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District recently awarded the first of two vegetation and tree clearing contracts for work related to the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Risk Reduction Project (WSLP) in St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes.