C+S December 2022 Vol. 8 Issue 12 (web)

reduce enough to create a head differential which promotes drainage of Bluff Swamp and Spanish Lake. This new infrastructure will reduce flood risk for Ascension Parish residents and minimize erosion in Bayou Manchac by utilizing rip rap to moderate flows. The rock armoring is used as shoreline protection and to direct the flow of Fish Bayou into Bayou Manchac. A weir was constructed upstream of the structure within Bluff Swamp so that water will remain in the swamp continuously which has ecological benefit to the wetlands within Bluff Swamp. Project was completed on time and on budget.


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