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  • Plaquemines tells drivers to stay off leevees

    August 26, 2013 8:57 AM

    BELELCHASSE, La. (AP) - Officials in Plaquemines Parish are asking drivers to keep vehicles off levees. The Sheriff's Office says it is concerned about the impact ATVs, golf carts and other private vehicles may be having on levees in the parish. Deputies will issue citations to violators, officials say.
  • Deficient levees found across America

    January 17, 2013 3:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. Of those the U.S. Army... more »
  • Police jury to accept bids to improve levees

    May 15, 2012 7:06 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Police Jury has authorized taking bids on one of what should be many projects to improve levees on the Red River. The Town Talk reports Bayou Bouef Diversion Canal Improvements is an approximately $700,000 project designed to remove silt from the canal and... more »
  • Corps monitors levees as waters rise on river

    March 28, 2012 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the Mississippi River rising as it does every spring, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun monitoring the levees along the river. The corps says it has begun patrolling levees up and down the river between Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi because... more »
  • Businesses on Henderson Lake Prepare for Worst

    May 13, 2011 11:46 PM

    Businesses in the Atchafalaya Basin are preparing to pack up, head out and suffer significant revenue losses due to flooding. Residents in Henderson should be protected by the levees, but with Henderson Lake waters expected to rise to 29 feet businesses on the other side of the levees will suffer... more »
  • Some Towns Won't Have Levees' Protection from Floods

    May 5, 2011 11:09 PM

    Levees will likely keep most of the rising Mississippi waters at bay. But some smaller towns in south Louisiana don't have those protections and are most at risk. Water levels are expected to rise nearly 9 and a half feet in the atchafalaya basin in the coming week, the... more »
  • Agencies That Inspect Levees Not Liable

    April 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State and local agencies that inspect and certify levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wouldn't be legally liable for any damage caused by faulty design or construction, under a bill approved Tuesday by a House committee. The measure (House Bill 491) by... more »

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