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. […]
St. Charles Parish could take up to a 60 percent cut on its anticipated share of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas royalties intended to help coastal states contend with the impact of offshore exploration. […]
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.