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CPRA Pledges $80 Million for Permanent Floodgate Across Bayou Chene

March 27, 2019

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is pledging $80 million in funds from its share of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds (GOMESA) to build a permanent floodgate across Bayou Chene to reduce backwater flooding in St. Mary Parish and portions of five other parishes.