Levee Plan Upsets Louisiana Property Owners

December 18, 2014

A levee proposal by the North Lafourche Levee District is receiving flak from landowners who aren’t pleased with updated plans, causing the project to stall.

A section of the Lockport to Larose levee project, south of Louisiana Highway 1 near the Valentine bridge toward the T-Bois bridge in Larose, has been redesigned. And its anticipated width has upset some of the affected landowners who would have to sign over their right of way to the rear of their property to the levee district.

The area is susceptible to flooding due to the condition of the existing levee.

Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District director, tells The Courier the area will have some protection once the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project is completed, but that could take upwards of 20 years.

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