The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection project is an 18.5 mile system that includes 17.5 miles of levees, one mile of T-wall, drainage structures, pump stations, and several non-structural protection measures to form an integrated protection system. Spanning from the Bonnet Carre Spillway to the Mississippi River Levee near Garyville, the project will provide 100-year hurricane and storm surge protection to 60,000 Louisianans in St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes.
The West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection project is a joint effort of CPRA and the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Pontchartrain Levee District, and St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes.
West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project
Project number: PO-62
Estimated Total Cost: $$760 million
Land Benefited: Constructing 18.5 miles of levee and T-wall