|Posted on 2/9/2018 3:28:00 PM.|
Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a
lawsuit against the Corps of Engineers alleging that the Corps expanded the
Intracoastal Waterway in Vermillion Parish beyond the borders set in a 1920s
agreement. Landry says the Corps has increased the size of the waterway far
past what the state imagined, which the AG says has contributed to the decline
of Louisiana’s coastline.
|Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry, lawsuit, Army Corps of Engineers|
|Posted on 8/26/2016 5:38:00 AM.|
Some people have suggested that if the Comite River Diversion Project in East Baton Rouge Parish had been completed, the flooding wouldn’t have been so severe. But the Army Corps of Engineers says that’s not the case. Deputy District Commander Mark Wingate says the project would only have helped a small part of the affected region.
|Mark Wingate, Army Corps of Engineers, #laflood|
|Posted on 3/7/2016 5:40:00 PM.|
The Mississippi River is rising in South Louisiana again which will lead to twice a week checks of the levees. Ricky Boyett with the Army Corps of Engineers, says they are preparing for the water to rise even more.
|Army Corps of Engineers, Ricky Boyette|
|Posted on 2/1/2016 1:57:00 PM.|
The US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to close the remaining open bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway today. The spillway was opened to divert rising Mississippi River flood waters from New Orleans.
|Louisiana, flooding, Army Corps of Engineers, Bonnet Carre, Ricky Boyette|
|Posted on 1/25/2016 3:24:00 PM.|
The US Army Corps of Engineers has started closing the Bonnet Carre Spillway in St. Charles Parish. Spokesperson Ricky Boyett says the Mississippi River has crested in New Orleans so the process of closing the bays can begin. He says 10 bays were closed today.
|Bonnet Carre Spillway, Army Corps of Engineers, Ricky Boyett, Lake Pontchartrain|
|Posted on 6/13/2015 3:45:00 AM.|
After assessing the Red River flooding in the Shreveport area, US Senator Bill Cassidy says he'll look into why NOAA's earlier crest predictions were off. Cassidy says the federal agency's prediction of a 34-feet crest resulted in an unpleasant surprise when the eventual crest came in at 37-feet.
|Bill Cassidy, Red River flooding, NOAA, Army Corps of Engineers|