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Feb 18, 2013 5:16 AM by AP

Corps plans forum on surge barrier

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers plans a public meeting on Tuesday focusing on proposed operating procedures for the Industrial Canal surge barrier and Seabrook floodgate complex.

Corps project managers will be available to answer questions and will make a presentation on the proposed operating rules.

The surge barrier is located at the place the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Mississippi River Gulf Outlet meet, about 12 miles east of downtown New Orleans. The barrier works in tandem with the Seabrook complex, which is at the north end of the Industrial Canal near Lake Pontchartrain.

The structures are designed to control storm surge, such as that driven by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Tuesday's session will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Robert E Lee Blvd.

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