Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

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Don Ames
December 28, 2019 - 8:27 am
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has released its Fiscal Year 2021 annual plan. The plan includes an investment of $958 million into the state’s coast. CPRA Executive Director Bren Haase says various factors are in place to make this the largest spending plan in the...
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WWL Newsroom
November 09, 2019 - 10:20 am
Nearly $10 million in 2010 oil spill money is rebuilding a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana. Work on Queen Bess Island had to wait for this year’s nesting season to end in August and must finish by late February or early March, before the next nesting season. Queen Bess Island was the...
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WWL Newsroom
May 25, 2019 - 11:26 am
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority may begin installing a temporary barge floodgate on Bayou Chene Tuesday. Once the spillway is opened the water that flows down the Atchafalaya River will naturally flood Morgan City. But Chairman of the Coastal Protection Restoration...
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February 03, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected Louisiana's contention that the federal government should pay $586 million to restore barrier islands and wetlands damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld decisions by the Federal Emergency...
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April 29, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(AP) _ A state of emergency has been declared for Grand Isle as a levee protecting the barrier island washes away. Jefferson Parish leaders say they're trying to find a way to make repairs before the June 1 start of hurricane season. It's reported that continued winds and storms have beat on a half...
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