[StBernard] Corps fo hold MRGO meeting in Chalmette Saturday

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Fri May 18 21:36:57 EDT 2007

Corps fo hold MRGO meeting in Chalmette Saturday
Posted by St. Bernard bureau May 18, 2007 10:38AM
St. Bernard bureau
The Corps of Engineers will discuss the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet during
a presentation in Chalmette Saturday.

The public is encouraged to attend.

The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Nunez Community College
auditorium, 3710 Paris Road. A question and answer session will follow.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. for an "open house poster session,'' the corps

During the meeting, the corps will discuss its reports on de-authorizing the

Congress authorized construction of the MRGO in 1956 as a quicker route
between the Gulf of Mexico and the Port of New Orleans. Congress has now
directed the corps to develop a comprehensive plan to de-authorize
deep-draft shipping on the MRGO from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf
Intracoastal Waterway.

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