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Comite Diversion Canal project to receive $10M

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 03 2015 Feb 3, 2015 February 03, 2015 2:08 PM February 03, 2015 in News
Source: U.S. Sen. David Vitter's Office
By: Brian Waldrep

WASHINGTON- Senator David Vitter (R-La.),announced today that several projects in Louisiana will receive $62.4M in additional funds.

It's all part of the Army Corps of Engineers' FY 2015 spending plan.

One project of local interest is the Comite River Diversion Canal project, which will receive $10M alone.

The money will go to purchasing mitigation, finalize project design, and allow for the continuation of construction activities.

The project would lower flooding risks in the Comite River Basin by diverting floodwater from the Amite and Comite rivers to the Mississippi River.

The canal is designed to prevent flooding that has repeatedly destroyed homes and businesses in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension parishes.

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