Money OK’d In Lafourche Parish For Sediment Pipeline With Conditions
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The Lafourche Parish Council has agreed to help fund a long-distance sediment pipeline to help rebuild wetlands — but only if the pipeline reaches Lafourche Parish.
The Daily Comet reports that the pipeline originally was to carry sediment through Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes before ending in the Cloverly area of Lafourche. But the project has been scaled back and current plans would end it at the Barataria Waterway, short of Lafourche.
On Tuesday, the council voted to appropriate the money to the project. Councilman Daniel Lorraine added an amendment saying the money will be appropriated if the project is redesigned to reach Lafourche. Otherwise, the $1 million would be used for another wetlands restoration project.