Study offers options to reduce storm-surge risk in La. parishes

05/22/2013 | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

A study by the Army Corps of Engineers provides options for mitigating the risk of storm surges in three Louisiana parishes. The Pontchartrain Levee District backs an option known as Alternative D, which would involve building a 28-mile levee north of Interstate 10, said Steve Wilson, the district's president. "If it's anything but Alternative D, St. James [Parish] is in big trouble," said Timmy Roussel, the parish's president.

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