Letter to the Editor: Sunset levee subsidence exaggerated

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. […]

Allen Lottinger

Area parishes getting protection

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. […]

Allen Lottinger

Major levee system set in southeast La.

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. […]