HARVEY, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $4.4 million contract for improvements to a segment of the Murphy Canal on the west bank of Jefferson Parish.
The project is designed to reduce the risk of damage from a 10-year rainfall event — a storm that has a 10 percent annual probability of occurrence and amounts to about 9 inches of rain over a 24-hour period.
The contract calls for National Services Inc. to widen and improve about 3,300 feet of the canal, from just south of the entrance to Boomtown Casino to Bayou Road in the Harvey area.
Completion is expected by February 2015.