Work on La. levees will improve tidal protection, drainage

01/5/2009 | New Orleans CityBusiness

Improvements to levees in Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish will not provide the protection of completed hurricane protection elevation levees, officials say. "It's more for tidal protection and forced drainage," noted Al Levron, Terrebonne Public Works director. "This is what we consider our redundant level of protection." Work on the $30.2 million project, which will require 700,000 cubic yards of clay borrow material, will start in February, and contractors hope to finish by hurricane season.

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