$1.7 billion recommended for coastal projects
BATON ROUGE - A federal report calls for $1.7 billion in coastal restoration projects for southwest Louisiana.
State officials say it is encouraging, but far short of what is needed.
The draft report comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and recommends projects in Cameron, Calcasieu, and Vermillion Parishes.
Included in the plan would be $388 million for elevation and flood-proofing and $1.3 billion for restoration.
The restoration would encompass projects for marsh creation, shoreline protection, preserving oyster reefs, and forestation.
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