Progress Update on Drainage Work

September 12, 2017



Note: The Army Corps of Engineers requested that the contracted work be broken down and submitted to them for approval in a total of 9 work packages. 


Work on the following areas has been completed by LGS: 


Work Package # 1 - Saunders Bayou near Greenwell Springs Port Hudson and Blackwater Roads (northern portion of City).  Includes 23 known sites.


Work Package # 2 – Draughan Creek from Greenwell Springs Road south to just south of Chervil Drive (southern portion of City).  Includes 17 known sites.


Work stopped after 8/26 to allow for the passage of weather related to Hurricane Harvey. Work resumed on 9/5/17 on work packages #3 and #6 (Beaver Bayou). 


As of Friday (9/8/17)


- 11 of the known sites were removed since work resumed.

- Debris is also being encountered between sites. 

- 53 of the 219 known sites (total for all work packages) have been removed. 

- 166 remaining known sites 

- 228.2 Tons of debris have been removed to date 

- 28,690 linear feet of channels have been cleaned to date. 



Below are some before and after photos from the work completed this week: 





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