The purpose of this letter is to clarify some misconceptions contained in an article published in The Advocate on Dec. 12, 2018. The article stated that almost the entire Sunset Drainage District Levee (SDDL) has subsided at least half a foot from 2014 to 2018, with one area along Petit Lac Des Allemands dropping to 5.9 feet this year, down from 7.1 feet in 2014. […]
Congress has approved four years after okaying the funding for a $760 million hurricane protection levee to protect the east bank of St. John the Baptist Parish and parts of neighboring St. Charles and St. James parishes from storm surges that could be caused by the so-called 100-year storm or a hurricane with a one percent chance of coming up any year. […]
St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes have received an okay for $760 million federal funding needed to build levees that will protect the east bank of both parishes when storms swell the waters in Lake Pontchartrain in the future. It is part of a larger $2.6 billion supplemental spending bill. […]
“The GOMESA revenues certainly help the parish in its goal to provide levees and flood protection.” — Carla Chiasson St. Charles Parish could take up to a 60 percent cut on its anticipated share of […]
St. Charles Parish officials are advising residents to avoid using all terrain vehicles (ATVs) near the sites of the West Hurricane Protection Levee after sections were damaged near the Willowdale Pump Station in Luling this week.
St. Charles Parish officials hope Friday’s aerial tour of the area with Governor’s Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities/CPRA Chairman Johnny Bradberry will translate into needed dollars to complete hurricane protection. […]
As President-elect Donald Trump closes in on his official inauguration, former U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin believes Trump’s ascension to the Oval Office has the potential to be beneficial for both St. Charles Parish and the state, noting there should be plenty of opportunity to get things done in the coming years. […]
Taking questions from a packed St. Charles Parish Council Chamber, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy told Parish President Larry Cochran that he would put greater emphasis on Capitol Hill on the parish’s need to complete a levee system. […]