May 12, 2015
Second Phase of Dredging Project To Begin
The BLFWD has awarded a contract for 8.3 miles of dredging in Bayou Lafourche between Belle Rose and Napoleonville. Work could begin as early as this month on the $15 million project.
This is the second phase of a large-scale project to increase Mississippi River water flow into Bayou Lafourche and improve water quality for over 300,000 residents who depend on the Bayou for drinking water.
The first phase of the dredging project included nearly six miles from Donaldsonville to Belle Rose and was completed in 2011. Funding is provided by the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, which sends money from offshore energy production back to the state for coastal projects.