Archive: July, 2020
  • 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.