St. Charles Parish officials are confident that construction on the Willowridge portion of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee will begin next year despite a lingering lawsuit that keeps them from accessing part of the land where the levee will be built. […]
Rathborne Land Co. L.L.C. and Willowridge Estates L.L.C. have filed a petition against the federal government because they say a permit issued to St. Charles Parish for construction of the West Bank hurricane protection levee is unlawful.
The Army Corps of Engineers finally signed a permit on Friday to construct the Willowridge Phase, or Phase II, of the West Bank hurricane protection levee after years of prep work and consideration by various state and federal agencies.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says it needs four more years to redesign the Morganza to the Gulf levee, which is supposed to protect areas of Coastal Louisiana from storm surges. Plus, the 100-year hurricane structure, projected to be 28-feet high when completed, would take 30 years to build. […]