Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem Restoration After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita [Updated March 17, 2006] [open pdf - 38KB]
"Prior to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been seeking congressional approval for a $1.1 billion multi-year program to both construct five projects that would help to restore specified sites in the coastal wetland ecosystem in Louisiana, and to continue planning several other related projects. The state of Louisiana and several federal agencies have participated in the development of this program. This report introduces this program and restoration options that are being discussed in the wake of the hurricanes. It also discusses whether this program, if completed, might have muted the impacts of these hurricanes. Congressional consideration will also be informed by slowly emerging information about the location and extent of change that resulted from these hurricanes. This report will be updated."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22276
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