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Louisiana Plans $663 Million for Coastal Restoration Plans in '18

56 percent of the 2018 budget for construction

January 17, 2017

Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has submitted its Integrated Ecosystem Restoration & Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana: Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Plan that seeks to make use of money coming to the state from a number of BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spills.

The Times-Picayune/ reports money coming to the state includes $10.7 billion over the next 15 years for restoration projects, $2.5 billion of which is due from criminal settlements.

The 2018 proposed budget would fund work for :

  • $3.5 million - West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee
  • 17.5 million - The New Orleans area's east bank hurricane levee system, officially known as Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity
  • $10 million - Jean Lafitte Tidal Protection
  • $9 million - Rosethorne Tidal Protection
  • $1.2 million - South Slidell Ring Levee
  • $4.6 million - St. Charles West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee
  • $10.7 million - Mississippi River Long Distance Sediment Pipeline
  • $5 million - Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation
  • $47 million - Completion of segments of both the east bank and West Bank hurricane levee system in the New Orleans area
  • $15 million - Ongoing construction of the Morganza to the Gulf levee around Houma
  • $39 million - Operation, maintenance for 143 completed projects and monitoring costs for 109 projects

For a list of construction projects in the FY 2018 Annual Plan, click here:

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