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Plan to revitalize Maurepas Swamp to help state pay for levee

A plan to divert water from the Mississippi River to revitalize the Maurepas Swamp will have the dual benefit of helping pay for a major levee project under construction nearby thanks to the resolution of a dispute between the state and Army Corps of Engineers.  The state-built diversion into the western Maurepas Swamp has been approved […]

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No Corps levee for Eden Isles, but state offers alternative

A 16-month review of a proposed $4 billion Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flood risk in St. Tammany Parish is still not likely to include 100-year levee protection for Eden Isles and other small communities just south or east of Slidell, the project manager for the plan says. That’s because the high costs […]

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‘I let my guard down’: Man attacked over bike on levee in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A local business owner is attacked while riding his bike on the levee in Algiers. It happened July 18 on the Mississippi River Trail near the intersection of Odeon and Patterson. “I guess it was in shock. I was hurting. I was screaming ‘Oh god, oh my God,’” the man said. […]