- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Construction on the Falgout Canal Floodgate is set to get underway as soon as wetlands issues are resolved and permits are approved.

With the construction of the floodgate, Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove tells The Courier (https://bit.ly/2bD4gl1) the levee between Bayou Dularge Road and the Intracoastal Waterway will no longer be needed.

Officials say the parish and levee district are plugging the last gap in the 35 miles of levees and floodgates along the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system from Bayou Dularge to Pointe-aux-Chenes (point-oh-SHEN’) by this year or early 2017.

Hilary Thibodeaux, an engineer with CB&I; Coastal, said most of the issues with permitting have been worked out except dealing with repairing marsh damaged by the project.

Wetlands are required to be rebuilt elsewhere to replace those damaged in projects such as this.



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

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