US Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans District

Hot Info
...more
less

Amite River Diversion Canal Modification - Suspended

The Amite River Diversion Canal Modification (ARDC) project is the modification to the existing Amite River Diversion Canal to improve hydrologic cycles in the project area and includes the construction of gaps in the embankments of the diversion canal.  The project was authorized under the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 - Section 7006(e)(3)(A) and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) is the cost-share partner in the development and implementation of this project.  The study area, located within the Pontchartrain Basin, is situated along the Amite River Diversion Canal.  The project focus is approximately 19,000 acres of bald cypress-tupelo swamp habitat adjacent to the diversion canal, extending northward and southward from the canal in the western portion of the Maurepas Swamp.