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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Levee District completes upgrade to largest segment

Levee District completes upgrade to largest segment

Contractors working for the South Lafourche Levee District recently completed upgrades to a large segment of levee on the west side of Bayou Lafourche.

From the Apache Dock near the southern limits of the Town Of Golden Meadow northward to just past the Cote Blanche Connection in Cut Off, the district upgraded and improved the levee height by moving some 1.6 million cubic yards of dirt at a cost of approximately $9 million.

Having begun over two years ago, this largest capital improvement to date for the district brought levee heights to nearly 16 feet on the southern end of the project to right at 14 feet on the northern end.

“We’re spending money in all areas to try and keep the levee system as topnotch as possible. We always try to spend our resources wisely and in the best manner possible,” said Windell Curole, general manage of the district.

Curole also noted that should the area be affected by tropical weather this year, residents can get information that is local and specific to the area by listening to local radio and in addition by checking the district’s social media page on Facebook.

He also noted that a Twitter handle would be a likely option in the near future as well.