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Compared to this $17 billion project, Louisiana frugal on coastal diversions: report

July 25, 2017

Louisiana hopes to spend $5.1 billion moving sediment and freshwater to new sites to save its coast, including $1.2 billion just for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project. But that investment pales in comparison what California is doing: On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown approved spending $17.1 billion to redirect part of the Sacramento River’s volume to help supply drinking water for the southern part of that state and irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley, The Sacramento Bee reported.