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Lafayette Councils to consider support for watershed project

Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 02, 2020

The Lafayette City and Parish councils will meet together in special session Thursday to consider support for a watershed project in the basin.

The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Council Auditorium in City Hall on West University Avenue.

On the agenda is a resolution of support for any state or federal emergency declarations associated with flooding related to Hurriane Laura, and supporting the Dixie Pipeline Spoil banks projects.

As we reported last fall, the first phase of the proposed project would include dredging the Grimmet Canal to help restore the flow of fresh, oxygenated water into all of Henderson Lake, and the leveling of the Dixie Pipeline spoil bank which also disrupts the flow.

Supporters say the project would help increase the fish and crawfish populations, boost tourism, and alleviate flooding for several parishes in South and Central Louisiana.

To see our story from last fall, click here.