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Levee district plans 2nd year of record spending

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - For the second consecutive year, the Terrebonne Parish Levee District will spend a record-breaking amount of money.

This year's budget allocates nearly $130 million for projects and comes on the heels of $104 million spending plan during the previous fiscal year.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1siUQik ) a majority of this year's budget is devoted to ongoing work on the local Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project. Morganza is a system of levees and floodgates designed to protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storm flooding.

The local Morganza effort aims to build 10-foot levees and 18-foot floodgates from Cut Off to Dularge.

Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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