October 28, 2018 By: Keith Magill, HoumaToday.com http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20181027/lawmakers-tout-progress-on-corps-reform Morganza advocates say show me the money. Louisiana lawmakers tout President Donald Trump’s signature of a major water projects bill as a step toward eliminating some of the bureaucracy that has slowed the state’s efforts to protect its coastal communities from flooding. But advocates of the […]
August 25, 2018 By Scott McLendon, HoumaToday.com Terrebonne and Lafourche officials are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to spend federal money on the area’s hurricane protection levees by the end of 2019.
August 22, 2018 Editorial by The Times-Picayune Editorial Board Congress first OK’d the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system in 2000. But the Army Corps of Engineers failed to complete a report on construction that was part of the agreement.
August 20, 2018 By: Mark Schleifstein, Nola.com With $780 million in local and state funds already spent or dedicated to construction of parts of the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane levee system, it’s time for the federal government to begin paying its share of the construction cost, the Louisiana coastal authority concluded last week.
August 19, 2018 Editorial by HoumaToday.com The Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project will ultimately help protect much of our region from storm surge resulting from extreme weather in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is 98 miles of levees, locks and floodgates. It will go a great distance in making the vast majority of Terrebonne-Lafourche residents and […]
August 16, 2018 By: Scott McLendon, HoumaToday.com The Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Board approved a resolution requesting the federal government designate and appropriate construction money for the Morganza-to-Gulf levee project.