Gov. Edwards breaks ground on Houma canal locks, announces completion of Grand Bayou Floodgate

8 Nov 2021

On Monday, Gov. Edwards joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with local and state officials to break ground on the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Lock Complex and announce the completion of the Grand Bayou Floodgate.

The two projects are acknowledged as critical components of the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System.

With the completion of the 147-foot Grand Bayou Floodgate, the Morganza to the Gulf system now has a continuous levee segment stretching 47 miles from Grand Bayou in Lafourche Parish to upper Bayou Dularge in Terrebonne Parish to prevent floodwaters from impacting the region. The newly completed floodgate was named in honor of the late Louisiana Rep. Reggie Bagala, who passed away from complications due to COVID-19 in April 2020.

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