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USACE denies reservoir permit

Posted on June 29, 2015

By Randy Hammons, The Daily News

The telephones of opponents of the controversial Washington Parish Reservoir Project rang incessantly Tuesday after word spread that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the current reservoir application for permit.

The proposed reservoir was to be constructed in the Oak Grove Community in the center of the parish. Oak Grove residents said if a reservoir were actually built, they would lose their homes that had been in their family for generations. Also, opponents said family cemeteries and area roads would be flooded.


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