The Corps of Engineers has approved a Terrebonne Parish permit modification request for the 1-1 B drainage system to lower the pump station water pump down sea level elevation by an additional nine inches.
Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove released the following statement on social media:
The Corps of Engineers has APPROVED our permit modifications request for the 1-1 B drainage system to lower the pump station water pump down sea level elevation by an additional 9 inches! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA THAT THE CORP OF ENGINEERS(New Orleans District) APPROVED A DRAINAGE MODIFICATION PERMIT TO LOWER WATER ELEVATION LEVELS. This engineering process took about 1 year and 4 months to get approved.
The following areas will have a HUGE EFFECT in DRAINAGE RECOVERY EFFORTS from the intracoastal canal(Houma) heading north to Lafourche along the St.Louis Canal(12miles)..
1. Maple Avenue, Williams Avenue, Central Avenue, Southern Avenue, 9th Street, Estate Drive, Alma Street, Lake Houmas/Bayou Blue, St.Canal Rd, Lisa Park Subdivision etc. (Councilwoman Jessica Domangue district)
2. Broadmoor, Westside, Coteau, Bayou Gardens, Bayou Blue, St.Louis Canal Road,etc.
3. Oakshire Subdivision, Coteau, Bayou Blue to LA 24, Southern Estates, Wallace Thibodaux subdivision, Gray, etc. (Councilman John Amedee’s district)
4. Gray, Schriever, Bayou Blue, etc. (Councilman Carlee Harding District )
This Permit Modification Positively effects 1000 ‘s of acres along with 1000’s of Homes on lowering the St. Louis Canal/Lake Houma’s water Level !!!!!!!!!!