- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District has moved a step closer to fortifying what officials call its weakest point.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/RqyStZ ) engineers are working to design improvements to the floodwall protecting south Lafourche from the waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

In a system where levees rise 13 and 16 feet above the surrounding marsh, the wall is considered a weak link providing only 7 feet of protection for some 2,000 feet along the system’s northern perimeter.

This low point is on the east side of Bayou Lafourche beginning near where the La. 308 bridge crosses the Intracoastal.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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