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Progress Update on Drainage Work


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.

As of Friday (9/22/17)

LGS has continued to work on Work Packages #3, #5 and #6.

  • WP # 3 and 6 (Beaver Bayou) are expected to be completed this week.

  • These work packages seem to be taking a little longer than expected due to a large volume of debris.

- 14 of the known sites were removed this week.

- Debris is also being encountered between sites.

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

- 120 remaining known sites

- 361.1 Tons of debris have been removed to date

- 55,990 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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