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Bayou Lafourche Dredging to Increase Water Flow Progresses

Posted on October 20, 2015

By Meredith Burns,

In Bayou Lafourche just north of Plattenville, two dredges are working around the clock to help clear sediment from the waterway that provides drinking water to more than 300,000 people in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption and Ascension parishes.

The dredge work is part of a massive project called Mississippi River Reintroduction to Bayou Lafourche that is designed to increase freshwater flow into the bayou to sustain residents’ water supply and surrounding coastal marshes.


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