Update on Louisiana’s Coastal Protection Program

Major updates on Louisiana’s coastal program and relevant issues were presented yesterday to the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board at its monthly meeting, held in Morgan City.

Pat Landry, CPRA Regional Operations Manager for Southwest Louisiana, outlined more than $800 million in projects on the drawing board or now in progress, including these in the Calcasieu-Sabine and Mermentau Basin:

  • CS-66 Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation:  $38.5 Million;
  • CS-59 Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation: $23.8 Million;
  • CS-80 Rabbit Island Restoration (still in preliminary design);
  • CS-65 Calcasieu Salinity Control Measures (RESTORE ACT – Construction estimate: $263 Million;
  • CS-54 Cameron-Creole Marsh Creation:  $8.2 Million;
  • CS-49 Cameron-Creole Freshwater Introduction:  $15 Million;
  • ME-18 Rockefeller Refuge Shoreline Protection:  $18.9 Million.

In the Teche-Vermilion and Terrebonne Basin:

  • TV-63 Coles Bayou Restoration: $20 Million;
  • TV-55 Lake End Park to Justa Street: $11.14 Million;
  • TE-116 LA-70 Phases I and II: combined $9.9 million;
  • TE-110 Increase Atchafalaya: Estimated $400 million;
  • TV-54 South Central Plan: Levee, flood gates and pump stations running through Iberia and St. Mary Parishes; Possible upgrades to river levee segments in St. Mary Parish; Storm surge/wave modeling.

Landry also reported that the Iberia Parish Levee & Conservation District is considering a 5-mil property millage that could go on the ballot for the November election to help fund flood control projects in its district, and CPRA has committed up to $80 million for construction of a 400 foot wide barge floodgate across Bayou Chene in St. Mary Parish.

The St. Mary Levee District is leading the engineering and design as well as permitting efforts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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