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Army Corps of Engineers Complete Surge Project

The Army Corps of Engineers announced the completion of a project on Monday to protect the west bank of Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles, and Plaquemines parishes.

The “West Bank and Vicinity” project includes more than 50 construction contracts worth around $3 billion.

The corps says the project will reduce the risks associated with a 100 year storm.

“In addition to completion of this project, all of the permanent features in the West Bank and vicinity perimeter of the storm system have been completed,” said Col. Rick Hanse, the commander of the New Orleans District.

The project includes 75 miles of levees, flood walls, and flood gates.

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