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  • Blue Roof Program sign-up station opening in Lake Charles

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened a Blue Roof Sign-Up Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr., open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The program is currently active in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon parishes and is free to homeowners.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiates Blue Roof Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviving its free Operation Blue Roof program to get as many houses into livable condition as possible during Hurricane Laura recovery. The program is currently active in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon parishes.
  • USACE releases Mississippi River mainline levees Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its Draft Supplement II (Draft SEIS II) to the 1976 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project, Mississippi River Mainline Levees (MRL), Aug. 28. USACE will accept written comments through Oct. 13, 2020.
  • Contract awarded for Carrollton Floodwall Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for the Mississippi River Carrollton Floodwall project in New Orleans. The $8.9M construction contract was awarded to APC Construction, LLC of Algiers, La. Construction is expected to begin in late September and be completed by March 2022.
  • Crawfish Season extended at Indian Bayou

    In response to higher than normal water levels in the area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has elected to extend the crawfish season for one month within the Indian Bayou area. The season end date is now August 31, 2020.
  • Intermittent Daytime Closures at Calcasieu Saltwater Barrier

    Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will intermittently close the Calcasieu Saltwater Barrier to navigation between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to allow for continuing repairs of the structure’s gates and machinery. During the repairs, efforts will be made to allow traffic when possible, though delays should be expected. The intermittent closures of the structure are scheduled to last until July 27.
  • St. Tammany Parish Feasibility Study virtual public scoping meetings scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has scheduled two virtual public scoping meetings regarding the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study. The meetings will be streamed on the district’s Facebook page on Tuesday, July 14 at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. The general public, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to comment on the study. Comments will be accepted through August 3, 2020 when the comment period ends.
  • Comments sought for development of the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

    CPRA has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits and permission to construct, maintain and operate the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Willis Point in Plaquemines Parish. In compliance with NEPA, the Corps will prepare an EIS to inform its permitting decisions. As part of this process, the Corps is seeking public comment to assist in determining the scope of issues, resources, impacts and alternatives to be addressed in the document. Comments will be collected until August 16, 2020.
  • Mississippi River flood fight operations end

    After 176 days, water levels along the Mississippi River have dropped below 11 feet at the Carrollton Gage prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District to close out flood fight efforts today.
  • Corps seeks public comments for St. Tammany feasibility study

    The Notice of Intent for the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Feasibility Study was published on the Federal Register June 19, 2020 and the Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment for the study. The Corps will host virtual meetings to receive public comments; time and location to follow in subsequent media release and advertisements. Written comments will be accepted through August 3, 2020 when the comment period ends.