By John Guidroz / American Press (August 05, 2016)

“The Southwest Coastal Louisiana Feasibility Study saw more progress Wednesday as the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final report needed to send the study to Congress for funding consideration. The study includes about $3.3 billion in coastal protection and restoration projects for Cameron, Calcasieu and Vermilion parishes. The recommendations must be included in the 2016 Water Resources Development Act, and the projects must be federally authorized for construction. If that happens, the Corps can request funding in next year’s presidential budget. If the projects are funded, construction on them would likely begin in 2018” (read more).

In a related article in Dredging Today, Sen. John Vitter calls the report "A huge step forward for Southwest Louisiana."