canada africa partner reservation U.S. Rep. Garret Graves of South Louisiana announces projects in the Army Corps work plan

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves of South Louisiana announces projects in the Army Corps work plan

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U.S. Rep. Garret Graves of South Louisiana announced several projects receiving funding for dredging, levees, flood protection and infrastructure.

The list includes nearly $600 million in investments in Louisiana’s water resources, according to a news release.

According to the announcement, the work plan is the regular release of how the Army Corps will finance its projects following the passage of the spending bill.

Some highlights include:

  • $28 million for hurricane protection in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes through the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Project
  • $1.3 million for new designs for the redesign of the Bayou Sorrel Lock and the deepening of the Houma Navigation Canal
  • $2.5 million to continue development of a new water management system for the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river systems
  • More than $80 million in the Atchafalaya Basin (including dredging)
  • $210 million to dredge the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to the Gulf
  • The funding is in addition to the Comite Flood Control Project, the West Shore Hurricane Protection Project (River Parishes) and others, he noted.

“There are some big wins here for Louisiana, but big challenges remain,” Graves said in the release. “The Florida Everglades will receive $429 million this year alone, and the Corps is spending $350 million to build bridges in Massachusetts – even though we have federal highway programs already meeting this need. It is clear that the department needs help in properly prioritizing funding. our coast and its vulnerability to flooding must remain a state and national priority. We can’t lose focus here.’