Corps Hosts Public Meeting on Southwest Coastal Study (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana, is hosting public meeting this week to discuss the “Southwest Coastal Louisiana Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement,” which is currently available for a 45-day public review period ending Sunday, January 26, 2014.

The proposed Southwest Coastal Louisiana project would provide nonstructural hurricane and storm damage risk reduction measures and coastal ecosystem restoration features in the study area. The study area encompasses 4,700 square miles in Calcasieu, Cameron and Vermilion Parishes in southwest Louisiana.

As part of the public review period and to provide a venue for the public to submit comments on the integrated draft report, the Corps will be hosting public meetings this week in the study area. Public meeting details are as follows:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

6:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation & Acceptance of Public Comments

Vermilion Parish Library-Abbeville Branch, 405 E. St. Victor Street, Abbeville, LA 70510

In addition to comments received during the public meeting, the Corps will accept written comments postmarked by January 26, 2014.

Press Release, January 9, 2014


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