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Corps of Engineers will armor more levees with fabric mat, grass combo

September 20, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to use a combination of fabric mats and grass to armor most earthen hurricane levees on both sides of the river, a senior corps official confirmed Thursday, but exactly which levees will get…

Mid-Barataria project could be first of 10 in state aimed at reinforcing eroding coast

September 19, 2013

Money is finally falling into place for a major new project that would tap the silt-laden Mississippi River to create 50 square miles of wetlands — the first of what officials hope will be 10 such diversions designed to reinforce…