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Title: Individual Environmental Report LPV, LaBranche Wetlands Levee, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, IER #1
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 purpose of the proposed action is to provide 100-year level of protection for St. Charles Parish. The term “100-year level of protection” refers to a level of protection that reduces the risk of hurricane surge and wave-driven flooding that the New Orleans Metropolitan area has a 1 percent chance of experiencing in any given year. The elevations of the existing levees, floodwalls, structures, and gates within the LPV projects included in the proposed action are below the 100-year design elevation. The proposed action results from the need to reduce flood risk and storm damage to residences, businesses, and other infrastructure from storm-induced and tidally-driven 100-year storm events in Lake Pontchartrain. The completed Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System would lower the risk of harm to citizens and damage to infrastructure during a storm event. The safety of people in the region is the highest priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, New Orleans District.
Description: Individual Environmental Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 208 pages / 4.716 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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