Bourgeois said the Levee District is in the process of updating the levee heights in the system and sending that information to the corps. Workers are also in the process of readying equipment that might be needed and will soon begin positioning sandbags along parts of the levee might be vulnerable.
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But the map identified parts of Lafourche that could see flooding. Up to 10 feet of water could flood some central Lafourche communities, including Mathews, Lockport and Larose, according to the maps.
Army Corps of Engineers, does not recognize his district levee system. The North Lafourche Levee District is not a federal levee system, and he said the corps had no information about it when creating the map.
Bourgeois said the levee heights vary but that all are at least 3 to 5 feet tall.
farther north, sending a huge volume of water downstream through seven parishes. Some of the biggest flood risks are predicted in western Terrebonne and Morgan City.
Lafourche keeping wary eye on floodwaters
corps) didn know the levees existed, Bourgeois said. are in the process of giving the corps information on these maps.
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He said predictions that parts of central Lafourche could see 10 feet of water seem unlikely given the protection offered by the levee system.
But officials said they are not taking comfort in that assumption.
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Flood of 1927. Opening Morganza would relieve pressure on levees in Baton Rouge and New Orleans by directing more of the Mississippi flow down the Atchafalaya River.
don think we should dismiss (the threat) because they did the maps without the levees, said Parish President Charlotte Randolph. should be alert to any potential dangers.
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