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Levee district moving ahead with Morganza work

3 years 4 months 3 days ago June 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013 Tuesday, June 18 2013 June 18, 2013 11:00 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

HOUMA - The Terrebonne Levee District is gearing up for its busiest year of levee-building yet as its board plans to move ahead with millions of dollars in construction paid for with a new 1/2-cent sales tax.

The Courier reports the board will review its upcoming budget at a meeting noon Wednesday. Terrebonne Levee Director Reggie Dupre said this fiscal year's budget, which extends from July 1 to June 30, will be the biggest in Levee District history.

A majority of this year's budget is devoted to ongoing work on the local Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project. Morganza is a system of levees and floodgates designed to protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storm flooding.

The local Morganza effort aims to build 10-foot levees and 18-foot floodgates from Cut Off to Dularge.

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