Work To Start On Isaac-damaged Levee In Terrebonne
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Work was slated to begin this week on a Terrebonne Parish water control structure that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
The Courier reports that the storm’s tidal force destroyed one of the water-control structures on the Montegut marsh-management levee. The structure was a type of gate that helps control salt water flowing through the Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area.
It was washed away, leaving a 50-foot gap in the levee.
Terrebonne Levee Director Reggie Dupre said he expects to be able to truck dirt onto the levee to begin closing the breach this week.