U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Chris Miller
December 10, 2019 - 1:55 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will take $3.2 billion and another 50 years to make sure New Orleans has a levee system that can withstand a 100 year hurricane, and a 100-year river flood. 100-year flood protection is the baseline standard that the National Flood Insurance program uses to...
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The Old Pony Truss Bridge Over the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish
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Thomas Perumean
September 16, 2019 - 8:31 am
It's been a long three years. In 2016 St. Tammany Parish requested money to conduct a feasibility study for proposed flood control projects as part of the Water Resources Development Act. The bill passed, but the parish never got the money. Finally, after persistent action by Congressman Steve...
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Chris Miller
July 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
After a record 79 consecutive days of operation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completely closed the Bonnet Carré spillway Saturday. The Corps announced the closure today in a post to its Twitter account. The Bonnet Carre spillway was completely closed as of Saturday, July 27th #2019Floodfight...
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Chris Miller
July 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
The Mississippi River has been about a foot below flood stage for days after a record amount of time this year, including an unprecedented second opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway in the same year. But the effects of Invest 92 are expected to change that, the National Weather Service predicts:...
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Chris Miller
June 06, 2019 - 1:17 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not open the Morganza Floodway this Sunday after all, and says it now does not have an expected opening date. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves tweeted the news early this afternoon. Morganza Spillway update: As of today, the Corps has announced it will NOT...
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Chris Miller
June 03, 2019 - 2:16 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says conditions won't require opening the Morganza Floodway for a little while longer. The Corps today announced it is delaying the expected opening until Sunday, June 9. "The Mississippi River is predicted to reach 60 ft. at the structure on June 12, 2019 instead...
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Chris Miller
May 30, 2019 - 4:01 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday announced that a change in the forecast has delayed the planned opening of the Morganza Floodway from Sunday, June 2 to Thursday, June 6. "The Mississippi River is predicted to reach 60 ft. at the structure on June 9, 2019 instead of the previously...
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David Blake
May 27, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made it official today for the gradual opening of the Morganza Floodway. It is now set to begin Sunday, June 2. Corps spokesman Rickey Boyett says unless conditions on the river change, they will be forced to take action so that the water doesn't overflow the...
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Chris Miller
May 27, 2019 - 10:38 am
The Morganza spillway will open this Sunday, for only the third time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. "Mississippi River Commission President and United States Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser has approved the...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2019 - 11:12 am
The Army Corps of Engineers today announced they will open the Bonnet Carre spillway as early as 1 p.m. this afternoon. The corps said due to the heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, it moved up its planned opening, which had originally been requested for Tuesday. It is an unprecedented second...
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