The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) authorized project is intended to reduce flooding along 5 sub-basins throughout the parish, including Jones Creek, Ward Creek, Bayou Fountain, Blackwater Bayou, and Beaver Bayou . The Feasibility Study was initiated in 1992, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) completed in 1995, and the Chief’s report was approved Dec 1996. The current plan consists of improvements to 50 miles of channels, including clearing and snagging, channel enlargement, and placement of riprap to reduce the risk of flood damages during heavy rainfall events. Read more about the project here.
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