Accession Number : ADA186217

Title :   New Orleans to Venice, Louisiana, Hurricane Protection Project: Draft Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report on Reach C and Barrier Features. Supplement 2. Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA

PDF Url : ADA186217

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The purpose of this supplement is to evaluate an environmentally preferable and less costly alternative to the barrier plan presented in the original FEIS.The project, authorized by Congress in 1962, would provide protection from hurricane induced tidal overflow to the developed area of lower Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The protection is to be achieved by increasing the height of existing levees and by modifying current drainage facilities. Construction began in 1966 and will be completed by 2013. The barrier feature alternatives would provide protection from easterly storms striking the developed areas of the parish between City Price and Venice. Five alternatives were initially considered and three plans, West-bank River Levee, East-bank Barrier Levee, and No-Action, were retained for evaluation. The West-bank River Levee would involve the enlargement of the existing Mississippi River and Tributaries levee to hurricane grade from City Price to Venice, Louisiana, and the East-bank Barrier Levee would consist of a barrier levee along the east bank of the Mississippi River from Bohemia, Louisiana, to Baptiste Collette Bayou. The No-Action plan would be synonymous with the future-without-project addresses the identified public concerns, makes a net positive contribution to the goal of National Economic Development, and reduces environmental consequences.

Descriptors :   *FLOOD CONTROL, BARRIERS, COSTS, DRAINAGE, EAST(DIRECTION), ECONOMICS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, FACILITIES, FISHES, HURRICANES, LEVEES, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, PLANNING, PROTECTION, STORMS, STREAMS, URBAN AREAS

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE