Search results for: Upper Barataria

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  • 3 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District has scheduled two public meetings regarding the release of the Upper Barataria Basin Louisiana – Feasibility Study with Integrated Environmental Impact Statement. The Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) identified to undergo further feasibility-level design is a $514 million alternative that would extend the existing parish levee approximately […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will host a general scoping meeting this week to gather input for Feasibility Studies for the Upper Barataria Basin Coastal Storm Risk Management and The Amite River and Tributaries-Comprehensive Study East of the Mississippi River, Louisiana. This study will investigate coastal storm damage risk from tidal surges, […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday signed an agreement allocating a total of $41.7 million to Lafourche Parish levee districts for storm protection projects. The total includes $36 million of the State’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds and $5.6 million in surplus to the South Lafourche […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board yesterday received updates on multiple hurricane protection systems and projects that will protect people, property and habitat across the state coastal zone. “We made great advances in the decade following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and now we are seeing an acceleration of bigger projects moving from the pages […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced his plans to designate more than $350 million in coastal dollars, including $55 million from FY18 surplus dollars to Louisiana’s coastal trust fund.  Within those surplus dollars, $15 million will be allocated to effectively restore the funds previously swept by the previous Administration. Edwards also committed $30 million […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) have signed partnering agreements to initiate four flood and storm damage risk reduction feasibility studies in South Louisiana. Col. Michael Clancy, commander of the USACE New Orleans District, and CPRA Chairman Johnny Bradberry signed Feasibility Cost Share Agreements for […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and U.S. Representaive Garret Graves have announced that the federal government will allocate an additional $1.213 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for hazard mitigation projects in parishes that were impacted by the 2016 floods.  Commenting this, Governor Edwards said: “This new investment from HUD is critically important to […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A pattern of dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been revealed by a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Researchers used NASA’s annual mapping to analyze shoreline loss across most of upper Barataria Bay, located […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

     Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition of Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation involved in rebuilding Louisiana’s coastal landscape, has just released their latest Voices of the Coast video update.  In this video, Lauren Averill, Jefferson Parish’s Coastal Management Department Coordinator talks about coastal restoration […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Board (CPRA) convened in Baton Rouge earlier this week to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan, a 3-year outlook of projected revenues and expenditures, project activity and implementation schedules.  In a presentation to the board, CPRA Executive Director Michael Ellis reported that CPRA facilitated three public hearings: January 8th, […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved five projects totaling more than $245 million for funding from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana. The projects, developed in consultation with CPRA and federal resource agencies, are designed to advance critical river diversion projects within […]