WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announces an $8.3 million Army grant to fund dredging on waterways in south Louisiana.

The work will be performed on the New Orleans Harbor Reach of the Mississippi River, bays along the Gulf Intracostal Waterway, Bayou Lafourche, Houma Navigation Canal and Barataria Bar Channel.

“Historic rainfall throughout the country has resulted in massive loads of silt and soil being washed down the Mississippi River to south Louisiana,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “This grant will fund dredging to help keep our waterways clear for commerce and transportation.”

(Press release sent to KPEL News)