St. James Council to discuss storm surge gauges in lakes

Published 3:36 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012



VACHERIE – The St. James Parish Council on Wednesday will vote on a resolution requesting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fund and install an accurate system of real time gauges and storm surge devices for lakes surrounding the parish.

The parish wants better storm data regarding possible surge from Lakes Pontchartrain, Maurepas, and Salvador, along with Barataria Bay and Mud Lake. The parish is also asking for hurricane-proof foundations for the gauges.

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the council will hear an annual report on the parish’s Economic Development Department from EDC consultant Steve Nosaka. The council will also set the hours for “trick-or-treating” on Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The St. James Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the parish courthouse annex, 2631 La. Highway 20, Vacherie.