May 13, 2011 7:37 PM by Herbie Smith
In Amelia, officials are working on the Bayou Chenes Closure Project.
The project is essentially placing a barge in the bayou to prevent back water flooding in Amelia and surrounding areas.
Officials with St.Mary Levee District say Friday is day one of the project.
They're gathering all of the material needed to block water.
So far, officials have identified the side of the bayou where they will submerge the barge.
Officials say it's impossible to completely stop back water flooding in Amelia, however they believe the barge will allow them to slow down the amount of water flowing into Ameila.