- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District has connected two sides of the massive Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system, providing Terrebonne Parish with about 31 miles of connected storm protection from east to west.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/28InPKg) contractors from Ceres Environmental finished laying the foundation of a 9,000-foot levee built in open water near Cocodrie and Dulac on June 12.

Contractors now must build the $13 million levee to its designed 13-feet height. Work on the levee began last summer and contractors expect to finish this summer before the heart of hurricane season - from early August to early October - sets in.

Once the levee is complete it will be armored, meaning rocks and fabric will be added at the base of the levee to protect against day-to-day erosion.

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

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