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Title: Final Individual Environmental Report, West Bank and Vicinity, Hero Canal Levee and Eastern Tie-in, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, IER #13
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District
Keywords: New Orleans (La.)
Environmental management
Flood control
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 Individual Environmental Report # 13 (IER # 13) to evaluate the potential impacts associated with the proposed enlargement to the Hero Canal levee, and construction of the Eastern Tie In portion of the West Bank and Vicinity, Louisiana Project. The WBV project is a portion of the larger Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. The proposed action is located in Plaquemines Parish in the State of Louisiana. The purpose of the proposed action is to provide hurricane and storm damage risk reduction to a portion of the community on the west bank of the Mississippi River near New Orleans. The USACE would construct and maintain levees, floodwalls, and related facilities designed to provide a 100-year level of risk reduction for the residents and businesses in the Belle Chasse and Oakville vicinity. In particular, the proposed action would enlarge the existing levee along the northern bankline of the Hero Canal and construct the eastern tie-in south of the canal and west to the Mississippi River Levee. This would reduce the flood risk for the greater New Orleans area and complete a necessary component of the HSDRRS. The proposed project is part of the West Bank and Vicinity project in the Belle Chasse Basin, and would reduce risk for Belle Chasse, Oakville, and other unincorporated areas in Plaquemines Parish. The proposed action would provide an important segment of the system of levees and floodwalls reducing flood risk for the WBV east of the Algiers Canal. The term “100-year level of risk reduction”, as it is used throughout this document, refers to a level of risk reduction which 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.
Description: Individual Environmental Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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