- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish is shifting its spending plans to better adjust its flood protection system.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/2abQI1J) about $16.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grant money is being moved from a Dularge levee project to help pay for construction of a floodgate on Falgout Canal. The parish has another $14 million from the state for the floodgate.

With the construction of the floodgate, Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove says the levee between Bayou Dularge Road and the Intracoastal Waterway will no longer be needed.

Water control structures in Bayou Prevost and Falgout Canal will allow the parish to control the flow of water into the canal, further protecting the area.


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

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