Project Status

Federal Level:

• On December 9, 2013, the Record of Decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the federal Morganza to the Gulf project was released, signaling final approval of project by the Obama Administration.

• As of July 2013, the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System is included for re-authorization in the 2013 federal WRDA bill, which now awaits final passage on Capitol Hill.

SUMMARY OF MORGANZA-TO-THE-GULF NEED FOR FEDERAL WRDA AUTHORIZATION

 

Local/State Level:

Currently, the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, in cooperation with Terrebonne Parish Government, Lafourche Parish Govenrment and the State of Louisiana, are proceeding with design and construction of the first lift of levee segments, flood gates and the Houma Naviation Canal lock, utilizing local sales tax collections dedicated to the Morganza system and state funds.

The first lift of four levee reaches and construction of four floodgates have been completed so far with this local effort; however, construction of the full, federally authorized Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection System at 100-year storm protection levels will require federal re-authorization and funding.

Morganza Update June 2015

 

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COMPLETED Project Features Utilizing Local/StateFunds

(as of January 20, 2014)

 

Reach I, Bayou Terrebonne Floodgate & Humble Canal Floodgate - $10 Million

Reach J-1 - $18 Million

Reach H-2, Bush Canal Floodgate  & Placid Canal Floodgate - $40 Million

Reach H-3 - $16 Million

Bayou Grand Caillou Floodgate - $26 Million

Houma Navigation Canal "Bubba Dove" Floodgate - $52 Million

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Utilizing Local/State Funds

(as of January 20, 2014)

 

Lower Reach F ($8 million) - 44% Complete

Upper Reach F ($24 million) - 23% Complete

Reach J-2 ($25 million) - 20% Complete

Reach G-1 ($6 million) - 20% Complete

 

Project Features Now in PLANNING & DESIGN PHASE Utilizing Local/State Funds

(as of August 1, 2013)

 

Reach G-2, H-1 & Little Caillou Floodgate

Reach J-2 section d

Reach J-3 & Pointe-aux-Chene Floodgate

Falgout Canal Floodgate

Bayou Black Barrier Plan

Reach E - funded with Terrebonne Parish CBDG Funds

 

OTHER:

Reaches K and L (Lafourche Parish) - Partially funded by CPRA and parish CIAP funds, partial design and construction underway and managed by CPRA

 

MAPS OF INDIVIDUAL REACHES IN LEVEE SYSTEM

Reach A Reach B Reach E
Reach F Reach G Reach G-2
Reach H-1 Reach H-2 Reach H-3
Reach I Reach J-1 Reach J-2
Reach J-3 Reach K Reach L

 

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