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Old 01-12-2012, 08:48 PM
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Default Draft 2012 coastal master plan

http://www.coastalmasterplan.louisia...2-master-plan/

Our area starts on page 116. Good reading.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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That's allot of projects, we will be bass fishin' in Prien Lake if they all go thru...
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:39 PM
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25 billion? You see that list, probably 50-100 if and when it is all actually done. Very few people took the survey they offered before they developed the plan. Probably a lot less than 1 % of people that live,fish,hunt,etc. on Louisiana's gulf coast. I'm glad to see most of these ambitious projects but the price tag is unrealistic in my opinion.
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That's allot of projects, we will be bass fishin' in Prien Lake if they all go thru...
It's supposed to be fresh. Historically speaking.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:05 PM
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There was no ship channel in the early years. Had to go thru Big Lake and then a snake of a river up to Lake Charles.
Ship channel was cut straight and made a lot more saltwater go farther inland.
There probably was brackish or saltwater intrusion back in the day, but it would have to have a drought to do it.
Same with all that marsh East of the lake. Grand and Lambert Bayous were small and didn't allow a lot of saltwater to go in.
All that marsh off the highway below the Gibbstown was fresh.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:14 AM
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Look at the timeline on these projects, especially the levee around the lake. We wont see that for another 20 years, if approved. I think this is great though, if it does get approved. It would be pretty cool to see things at least somewhat similar to what they were 100 years ago, although i've always heard that prien used to be covered with cypress, won't see that ever again.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:57 AM
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There was Cypress in Turners. There are still stumps there.
The East side of Big Lake has had a levee for years too.
They will have to protect Lake Charles cause of population and the port.
It looks like they will use the ICW levee also as protection. Plus some locks.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:05 PM
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You know, I like the idea for the levees, just don't see how putting so much money into all those levees is going to help more than putting the money into actually restoration, i.e., restoring wetlands. That is the true buffer. I mean, look how much the levees helped in New Orleans during Katrina. I'm just glad they are planning all of the marsh restoration projects, too, because this plan would not be as good as it looks without them. Looks like by 2062, if all goes according to plan, nearly every city in coastal Louisiana will look like Morgan City and New Orleans.
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i know a lot about the development of this plan. if you have any detailed questions email the address at cpra's website. emails are received and answered daily. the people who wrote the thing actually read and respond.....
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:40 AM
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i know a lot about the development of this plan. if you have any detailed questions email the address at cpra's website. emails are received and answered daily. the people who wrote the thing actually read and respond.....
That's great to hear, and welcome to the forum...

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I didn't read the plan how high are these leeves.
It does little good to turn all the marshes fresh only to
Have a tropical storm top the levees, turning them all back salty again
This back and forth is probably worst. Sounds like away for friends of state officals
To get rich..
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i know a lot about the development of this plan. if you have any detailed questions email the address at cpra's website. emails are received and answered daily. the people who wrote the thing actually read and respond.....
I can see some of the smaller projects making it, but putting locks at Calcasieu, Sabine, Mermentau will be hard to do. If you look at the breakwater rocks at Holly Beach thru Johnston Bayou they do work. I think larger break water structures along the coast might help with storm damages. As far as salt water intrusion, that's a hard one. The master plan is very ambitous, where are the funds coming from? It's sad what has happen to alot of the coast from past oil and other commerce. The eastern side of the state needs more help and they need it now. Hopefully they will get the help they need. Hey did the master planners see how much land was built with the last Mississippi flood. Maybe you can start there and figure on letting the rivers work like they did in building land. Anyway good luck with it.
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