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Public meetings to focus on flood risk

January 30, 2015

Government and community groups are holding public meetings in coming weeks to educate the public on flood risk. The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will debut a website offering a simple way to find out who’s at risk for…

Water Institute looks to open dialogue on Capital Region freshwater with Blue 2050 initiative

January 27, 2015

The Water Institute of the Gulf unveiled a new initiative today that it hopes will open a community dialogue on sustaining and capitalizing on the Capital Region’s freshwater assets. Into the Blue 2050, as the initiative is called, seeks to…

State coastal experts beginning study to assess costs, benefits of river diversions

January 26, 2015

Some commercial and sports fishermen have long charged that the state’s plan to use diversions of river water to help save Louisiana’s sinking, crumbling southeastern coast will result in an economic apocalypse for their lifestyles.

Coastal programs facing 5 percent budget cuts in 2015-16, Coastal Authority Executive Director says

January 22, 2015

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority faces a 5 percent cut in its budget, including for restoration and protection projects, in fiscal year 2015 and 2016, the authority's director confirmed Wednesday evening. The potential cuts are in line with reductions…

Two new diversion sites to be studied, computer modeling to determine effectiveness

January 22, 2015

State coastal scientists released findings on the best location for two additional sediment diversions along the lower Mississippi River based on cost, highest sediment collection and effectiveness.

Coastal Master Plan could grow by $20 billion, state planners say

January 22, 2015

The state's coastal protection and restoration Master Plan could grow by $20 billion, based on additional projects being reviewed for the plan's 2017 revision, a senior planner with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said Wednesday (January 21).

Plans for major hurricane protection lock advance in Houma

January 9, 2015

HOUMA, La. — The Terrebonne Parish Levee Board has awarded a contract to a design team for a long-anticipated lock on the Houma Navigation Canal that aims to protect Houma and much of the parish from storm flooding.9

Work to begin soon on Falgout Canal levee

January 8, 2015

Work continues on the Bayou Little Caillou Floodgate near Cocodrie. The floodgate is part of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project.

Coastal Rundown: Louisiana RESTORE Project Proposals

December 18, 2014

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the state agency charged with implementing and maintaining Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, is applying for funding for five major restoration projects. The projects include creation of marshes adjacent to the Lower Ninth Ward, New…

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