The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) released their 2021 Year in Review on December 30th. The agency had “another banner year in advancing the protection of Louisiana citizens, homes, businesses, infrastructure, and ecosystem.” The completed projects culminated in a total value of $258 million with an additional $5 billion under construction.
Eustis Engineering was involved with two of the featured projects. The first was the completion of the 147-foot Grand Bayou Floodgate. This structure provides protection from floodwater damage throughout the Morganza to the Gulf System. It will ultimately benefit “approximately 1,900 square miles in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes through flood control, salinity control, and ecosystem restoration.” Eustis Engineering was responsible for the geotechnical engineering and instrumentation services on this endeavor alongside APTIM and GIS.
Eustis Engineering also completed work on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain (WSLP) Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project. In coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District, we performed a geotechnical exploration to support the design and construction of nearly 18 miles of levees and floodwalls. Partnering with AECOM, Eustis Engineering also took on geotechnical exploration and analyses for the portion of the WSLP alignment that is coincident with the Maurepas Diversion Chanel project. Eustis Engineering is also working on design efforts for several WSLP contract reaches with others in the A/E community, including ECM Consultants, N-Y Associates, Freese & Nichols, AIMS Group and Linfield, Hunter & Junius.
Eustis Engineering is committed to protecting and restoring the coastal environment alongside agencies such as CPRA and USACE, and the designers and constructors that are working to provide protection and restoration.