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$14.2 million awarded to design, engineer Maurepas Swamp diversion project

September 21, 2017

The Times-Picuyane.  — Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said Tuesday (Sept. 19) it has received a $14.2 million grant to engineer, design and seek permits for the Maurepas Swamp diversion project. The project will funnel freshwater and sediment from the Mississippi River into the degrading swamp north of Interstate 10 in St. John the Baptist Parish.