Bayou Chene project gets $100 million boost

A model shows the proposed Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project, which includes a barge that can be sunk in the event of a flood to block flood waters.
The project is expected to have a 250-foot gate through which vessels can travel except when the structure is in use for flood protection. (Submitted)

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Since the 2011 flood fight, when the Atchafalaya River reached 10.5 feet in Morgan City, area leaders have pushed to install a permanent flood control structure on Bayou Chene that would protect at


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