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Corps to host meetings about South Central Coast Studay

Posted at 3:54 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 16:54:47-04

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District is hosting two public meetings to gather input on the feasibility study for hurricane protection and storm damage reduction for the South Central Coast of Louisiana.

The meetings are set for this evening and tomorrow:

May 14, 2019
Cade Community Center
1688 Smede Highway
St. Martinville, LA. 70582
6 p.m.: Presentation and public comments

May 15, 2019
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
6 p.m.: Presentation and public comments

The study area includes Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary parishes and will look at the feasibility of providing hurricane protection and storm damage reduction and related features. The study area is included in the State Master Plan and also consists of several existing coastal restoration projects that could work in conjunction with expected findings.

The study agreement was signed with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Corps of Engineers in October 2018. These public meetings are part of the project initiation. The next opportunity for public input will be in December 2019 with the final report being completed in 2021.

The South Central Coast Study was one of five studies included for the New Orleans District in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

Information about the study is available online for public review at:

Comments or information can be provided to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
C/O Carrier Schott
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Or by e-mail at: