Spotlight on Upper Barataria Basin Risk Reduction project VIDEO

Preconstruction engineering and design work is underway for the Upper Barataria Basin Risk Reduction project, with support from the USACE St. Paul District.


In this video, Col. Cullen Jones, commander, New Orleans District, joined Col. Eric Swenson, commander, St. Paul District, as they discuss the project.

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The Chief’s Report recommending this project was signed in early 2022 and the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 provided $8 million to begin preconstruction engineering and design.

The supplemental funding of the preconstruction engineering and design phase not only signifies urgency of this project for residents but also underscores the importance of South Louisiana to the nation.