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July 26, 2021

‘A gamechanger’: Long-awaited flood protection project breaks ground in River Parishes

WDSU, Harrison Golden – A $760 million flood protection project in talks for decades is one step closer to reality in Louisiana's River Parishes. Construction on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Flood Damage Risk Reduction Project started Monday in St.…

50 years in the making, construction begins on $760M River Parishes hurricane levee project, Mark Schleifstein – In 1970, River Parishes leaders who were worried that the new levee system being built in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Betsy would push flooding to communities on the western edge of Lake Pontchartrain…

Three more Louisiana coastal restoration projects to create 5 square miles of land, Mark Schleifstein - Three major restoration projects to build more than 2,900 acres of marsh, coastal ridges and barrier island beaches and dunes have started construction in southeast Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday.

Three Large Coastal Restoration Projects Underway, Christopher Leach - SOUTH LOUISIANA—Today marks the return of Coastal Day for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. To Celebrate, Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards had an announcement to make, saying, “I am pleased to announce the advancement of…

Work progresses off Terrebonne on state’s biggest barrier island restoration project

April 5, 2021, Kezia Setyawan – About 20 miles southeast of Cocodrie, bulldozers are working on the state's largest-ever project to restore barrier islands that protect inland communities from Gulf of Mexico storms.