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Corps to move forward on Bayou Chene barge project

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Posted: May 9, 2011 10:12 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: May 9, 2011 10:12 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Bayou Chene Barge project, Bayou Chene barge sinking, Bayou Chene, Morgan City, flood watch, river flooding, Mississippi river flooding

BAYOU CHENE- It's a race against time to get the barge into Bayou Chene.

Officials in the area say they've needed to sink the barge for years, but with flood waters looming, now is as good a time as any.

The permit to start the project came down on Monday and the Army Corps of Engineers could set pilings on the project as early as Tuesday. It's a relatively small effort that could aid a large area.

Joanna LaFluer says when she moved there a few months ago, she was assured it wouldn't flood. But now she's hearing there could be over five feet of water in the home she's trying to renovate. She's worried she's wasting thousands of dollars.

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