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$1.4 billion approved for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee, Comite diversion

July 9, 2018

Louisiana will get $1.4 billion in federal money for a  variety of flood and hurricane protection projects, including the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain hurricane levee in St. John the Baptist Parish, the Comite River Diversion Canal, and flood control projects in East Baton Rouge Parish, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves and Sen. Bill Cassidy announced Thursday (July 5).