Ward Creek dredging in full swing

Clearing and snagging of approximately 3.3 miles of channel at Ward Creek is underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District said.

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The main goal of this work is to remove vegetation and debris from the channel to increase capacity and promote more efficient flow.

Ward Creek is part of the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project.

The improvements made in this project are designed to reduce the risk of flood damages caused by out of bank flooding during heavy rainfall events, said USACE.

The estimated completion date is set for Spring 2024.