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October 17, 2019

Loren Scott report measures positive impact of south Louisiana sediment diversions

October 16, 2019

“In Plaquemines Parish specifically, business sales within the parish are expected to increase by $2.3 billion and $7.2 million will be added to the local treasury. Constructing these projects would support an annual average of 391 jobs a year with…

Building sediment diversions could add $3.1 billion, 4,000 jobs to local economy, study says

“A new study of the economic effects of building the state’s proposed $700 million Mid-Breton and $1.15 billion Mid-Barataria sediment diversions in Plaquemines Parish concludes they would increase regional sales revenue by $3.1 billion and support nearly 4,000 jobs over…

New Study Shows Construction of Sediment Diversions Will Deliver Significant Economic Benefits

“A new report released today by Dr. Loren C. Scott & Associates, Inc. details the regional economic impacts of building the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions. The report, “The Economic Impact of Constructing the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion Projects”…

Gov. Edwards Commits $6 Million to Flood Protection in St. Charles Parish

October 10, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced a state commitment of $6 million to St. Charles Parish for needed levee improvements along Magnolia Ridge and the construction of a gate on the Paradis Canal.

Louisiana CPRA Announces Completion of Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish

October 8, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced the completion of the Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration Project in Vermilion Parish.

Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

October 3, 2019

“Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is now south Louisiana.”

CPRA Soliciting New Projects for Atchafalaya Basin Program

September 26, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA - Today, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced it will begin accepting proposals for specific projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

CPRA Accepting Proposals for Atchafalaya River Basin Projects

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for specific projects in the Atchafalaya River Basin in anticipation of its Atchafalaya Basin Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

Louisiana Announces $160 Million Project to Restore Two Barrier Islands

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin in Louisiana.