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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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NLLD will help with Morganza to the Gulf levee project in Lafourche

NLLD will help with Morganza to the Gulf levee project in Lafourche

The North Lafourche Levee District will provide equipment to assist the South Lafourche Levee District and Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District with construction and mitigation for two segments of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf Hurricane Protection Project from Pointe Aux Chene to Cut Off.

According to their website, the NLLD deepwater excavator will be used to support the dredging of Grand Bayou so that dredge material can be used to build up the first lift for Reach K of the levee system, closest to Pointe Aux Chene.

The excavator will also be used to create marsh terracing as part of the wetlands mitigation required for Reaches K and L, which connect to the South Lafourche Levee System.

"These two segments of Morganza will be very important in providing hurricane flood protection to the western side of Lafourche, from Larose to Thibodaux. Anything NLLD can do to create these extra 'hurdles'to protect our own levees from storm surge is beneficial to our community,"says NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois.

"We are delighted to be able to help our neighbors with this critical project,"he adds.

Work on Morganza Levee Reaches K and L in Lafourche Parish should begin this year.