eRotaryCoastal.org is pleased welcome Mr. Reggie Dupre, Director of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District to share updates and news on the Morganza to the Gulf levee and hurricane protection system.
Reggie Dupre, Jr. was appointed the Executive Director of the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District on July 1, 2009 and brings years of legislative experience to the District as a former Louisiana State Senator. His immense and diverse knowledge of south Louisiana is extensive and will serve the District well in this capacity. Mr. Dupre is familiar with Terrebonne Parish's unique hydrology and vulnerabilities from flooding. He has had years of experience dealing with the Army Corps of Engineers, and has established a communication network with all facets of government that will benefit the District.
The Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system will consist of approximately 72 miles of earthen levee with 12 floodgate structures proposed for the navigable waterways and a lock structure in the Houma Navigational Canal measuring 200-feet wide by 1200-feet long. The structural features are integrated into the levee alignment to provide flood protection, drainage, and environmental benefits, while allowing navigational passage