White Castle drainage project funded in La. Watershed Initiative

18 Aug 2021

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The White Castle Drainage Improvement Project was one of two Region 6 projects the state approved for funding as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative.

The $2.5 million project to dredge the canal is part of the $34 million in federal funding for 13 flood risk reduction projects recommended by regions throughout the state as part of the Local and Regional Projects Program-Round 1.

The project was one of three Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso submitted for funding.

He had also made project requests to raise La. 75 in Bayou Sorrel, where an AquaDam broke in May during a flood triggered by nearly an entire week of heavy rainfall.

Ourso requested fund for the Manchac Road area in St. Gabriel.

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