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Tropical Storm Barry tests Louisiana’s multi-billion-dollar post-Katrina flood defenses

July 16, 2019

Louisiana officials are learning what worked and what still needs improvements after Tropical Storm Barry dumped heavy rain on the state’s multi-billion-dollar post-Katrina flood defenses, putting the costly equipment into use for the first time when the storm hit this…

Parish officials: Morganza levee system saved hundreds of homes from flooding

July 15, 2019

fox8live.com, Rob Masson -- POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish officials said Barry’s storm surge was one of the area’s worst in recent memory, but thanks to the Morganza to the Gulf levee project, it could have been a lot…

Final meetings on coastal Louisiana project happening in Vermilion Parish

June 27, 2019

The final meeting focusing on the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project will happen in Vermilion Parish on Thursday.

Our opinion: Morganza flood-protection system gets a boost

June 24, 2019

Our region got some incredible news last week when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the estimated cost of building the Morganza-to-the-Gulf hurricane protection system.

USACE, CPRA to Host Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project Events

June 21, 2019

The Army Corps’ New Orleans District and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a series of public meetings to discuss the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project

BOEM and CPRA Sign Agreements to Help Restore Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

June 21, 2019

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) have signed two agreements to aid in the restoration of Louisiana’s Gulf coast.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE: Gov. John Bel Edwards, Local, State and Federal Officials Assess Hurricane Preparedness in the New Orleans Area

June 18, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards, along with local, state, and federal officials, addressed the state of hurricane preparedness for the greater New Orleans area for the 2019 hurricane season that began on June 1.

Board to discuss local restoration projects Wednesday

June 18, 2019

The board of the state agency charged with coastal restoration efforts is set to discuss several projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes during its meeting Wednesday in Houma.

CPRA’s Caminada Headland Project Wins Best Restored Beach Award

June 6, 2019

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been named a national winner for Best Restored Beaches from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). CPRA’s Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration project restored more than 13 miles of beach…

Agencies Partner on Restoration Project

June 5, 2019

Work to restore two barrier islands and one barrier headland in the Terrebonne Basin is expected to begin in 2020.

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