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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West. West Jefferson Levee District Algiers Levee District West Bank and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project. PROPOSED LEGISLATION. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed and is now implementing the installation of

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southeast louisiana flood protection authority west

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West

West Jefferson Levee District Algiers Levee District

West Bank and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Project

proposed legislation
PROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed

and is now implementing the installation of

navigable floodgates as features within both the

Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity and the West Bank

and Vicinity Hurricane Protection Projects.

  • The LPV Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC)

and the WBV GIWW West Closure Projects are to

be constructed in response to the Corps congressionally

mandated orders to provide a 100 year level of flood

protection for the New Orleans area of southeast Louisiana.

proposed legislation3
PROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • The implementation of any project that uses a

navigable sector gate will create an obstruction to the

Gulf Intracoastal Water Way (GIWW) a Federal

navigable waterway of the United States.

  • Because of its commercial marine traffic the

United States Coast Guard and the U. S. Army

Corps of Engineers bear the responsibility for

management and enforcement of the use of the water

way as a normal government function.

proposed legislation4
PROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • Because of their location, in the middle of a very busy Federal water way, both navigable floodgates will require a full time staff to operate and maintain the facilities and to provide a constant vigil against damage from marine interests that will pass through them on a daily basis.
  • The operation and maintenance cost of both navigable floodgates will be very expensive and beyond the funding capacity of either flood protection Authority.
proposed legislation5
PROPOSED LEGISLATION
  • The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East are requesting the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to lead the effort of requesting the Congress to adopt legislation to direct the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to bear the cost and responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all navigable flood gates and appurtenant structures constructed for the purpose of flood control that are located within a Federal navigable water way