USACE Meetings to Discuss Upper Barataria Basin Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting scoping meetings to share information and gather public input on the Upper Barataria Basin Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.

The study area is large with, 75,000 people, 28,000 structures and about 760 square miles, and has a complicated hydrology which may require structural and non-structural features working together to reduce risk.

According to the Corps, this study will investigate coastal storm damage risk from tidal surges, storm surges, and associated heavy rainfall.

The study area includes portions of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes.

The scoping meetings will take place:

  • Wednesday May 1, 2019
    Thibodaux Library
    705 West Fifth Street
    Thibodaux, LA 70301
    5 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019
    St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center
    15026 River Road Hahnville , LA 70057
    6 to 8 p.m.

Information about the Upper Barataria Basin Study is available online for public review.


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