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Louisiana to pay Corps $1.5 million to speed sediment diversion permit review

April 21, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority signed an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday (April 19) that will guarantee corps review of permits for two land-building sediment diversions on the Mississippi River within three years, with the state paying $1.5 million to cover the additional cost of the review speed-up.