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The $50 billion plan to save Louisiana’s coast gets a rewrite

October 13, 2016

The entire land bridge between New Orleans East and Slidell is gone, making Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne a single body of brackish water. To the west, the land bridge between LaPlace and Pontchatoula also has vanished, subsuming Lake Maurepas…

Louisiana Asks Congress to Consider its Investment in Restoration and Protection Projects as an Offset to Payback on the New Orleans Hurricane Risk Reduction System

October 13, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), the non-federal sponsor for the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) around greater New Orleans, sent its proposal for disputing an estimated three billion dollar cost-share of the system’s $15…

State takes another step toward eventual construction of a river diversion for coastal restoration

October 13, 2016

A project that would divert a part of the mighty Mississippi River into coastal wetlands to help build and stabilize Louisiana’s shrinking coast took another step forward Wednesday.

Should we use diversions or pipelines to rebuild the coast? Maybe we don’t have to choose

October 12, 2016

For several years, people in the coastal restoration community have debated whether the state should rebuild its sinking, crumbling wetlands with massive river diversions or by pumping mud from the river into the marsh.

CPRA Solicits Proposals to Conduct Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Environmental Impact Statement

October 12, 2016

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced its plans to issue a Request for Proposal for qualified firms interested in conducting an Environmental Impact Statement on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion will be the first major controlled…

Our opinion: Focus on resiliency is best for coastal plan

October 11, 2016

Residents got a chance to hear more about the state’s Coastal Master Plan last week during the first of two local informational meetings.

State Holds “Community Conversations” On New Coastal Master Plan

October 6, 2016

The Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority’s master plan is in the process of being updated, which happens every five years. The new plan focuses on “non structural” projects – like elevation, flood proofing, and even relocating people. In order to…

Coastal Master Plan puts greater focus on resiliency

October 6, 2016

The state’s proposed 2017 Coastal Master Plan, using altered predictions and more in-depth models than in the past, places a greater focus on community resiliency, state officials said tonight at a meeting in Dulac.

Advisory committee on river diversions to meet in New Orleans on Tuesday

October 4, 2016

No part of the state’s Coastal Master Plan has raised more questions than the river diversions planned south of New Orleans, which would carry sediment-laden freshwater into sinking wetlands.

RESTORE Council awards first grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for Barrier Island Project

September 30, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) for engineering and design of the West Grand Terre Beach Nourishment and Stabilization project under the…

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