Port focuses on dredging waterways

Officials began a dredging demonstration last week in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. Pictured is the Dredge Newport discharging fluid mud back into the channel after dredging. The goal of the demonstration is find a way to keep the channel dredged to 20 feet year round and keep the fluid mud, or fluff, in suspension. (Submitted)

Port of Morgan City leaders say they are relieved to have a roughly one-mile section of the Atchafalaya River dredged and back open to vessel traffic.

Report: Bayou Chene project’s damage understated

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.


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