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Title: Programmatic Individual Environmental Report #36 : Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Storm Damage and Risk Reduction Mitigation, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Keywords: Pontchartrain, Lake (La.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, New Orleans District, has prepared this Programmatic Individual Environmental Report # 36 (PIER # 36) to evaluate alternatives for mitigating the impacts associated with the construction of the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity (LPV) 100-year Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. The term “100-year level of risk reduction,” as it is used throughout this document, refers to a level of risk reduction that reduces the risk of hurricane surge and wave driven flooding that the New Orleans Metropolitan Area has a 1 percent chance of experiencing each year. The HSDRRS work consists of upgrading the existing system of levees, floodwalls and gates around the New Orleans Metropolitan Area to provide the 100-year level of risk reduction. The LPV portion of the HSDRRS is the work that is occurring on the east bank of the Mississippi River. A list of the abbreviations used in the PIER is provided in appendix P. This PIER provides an assessment of the compensatory mitigation plan for the LPV HSDRRS impacts known to date and identifies the tentatively selected mitigation plan alternative. Sufficient detail and impact analysis is presented for certain features (projects) in the LPV HSDRRS mitigation plan such that parts of the overall plan are recommended for implementation at this time (referred to as ‘constructible projects within the PIER). Additional National Environmental Policy Act document(s) providing greater detail and full impact assessment on the other projects in the plan currently assessed at a programmatic level (referred to as ‘programmatic projects within the PIER) would follow (tier off) this PIER once the plans and specifications for those projects are complete.
Description: Programmatic Individual Environmental Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 932 pages / 51.40 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF
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