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50 years in the making, construction begins on $760M River Parishes hurricane levee project

July 26, 2021
Contact:, 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 met with the Corps of Engineers to ask for greater protection.