levee system News

Flood Threat Subsiding Near New Orleans, Baton Rouge

The threat of flooding is subsiding across the lower Mississippi River region just two weeks after high waters devastated parts of the St. Louis area. The Mississippi probably won’t rise as high from Arkansas to New Orleans as earlier forecasts …

Improvements to Lafourche, Louisiana Levee System Underway

The South Lafourche Levee District in Louisiana plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year. The district began raising the system’s levees to 16 feet in the more vulnerable southern sections and 13 …

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Flood-Control Project Nearly Complete

Sioux Falls, S.D., officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city’s west side was not part of the original project. …

South Dakota Flood-Control Project Nearly Complete

Sioux Falls, S.D. officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city’s west side was not part of the original project. …

Feds: Levee System Did Not Cause Isaac Flooding

Federal officials say in a report released Nov. 9 that improvements to the New Orleans-area levee system did not cause Hurricane Isaac’s storm-surge flooding of areas in Louisiana that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. The Army Corps …