The St. Mary Levee District installed a temporary flood protection structure on Bayou Chene in January to protect the area from flooding. Levee district officials are working to construct a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene, but the project has met opposition from Avoca LLC, which owns land on nearby Avoca Island. A consultant hired by Avoca says the levee district understated the impact that the Bayou Chene project will have on the island. (Submitted photo)
A report from a wetlands permitting consultant says the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project will hurt Avoca Island more than the St. Mary Levee District determined.
Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrest: