Public meeting to be held to discuss progress of Comite River Diversion Canal project

Public meeting to be held for Comite River Diversion Canal project

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials will be holding a public hearing Thursday to update the public on the status and progress and of the Comite River Diversion Canal project.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the New Light Missionary Baptist Church on Blount Road in Baton Rouge.

In April, lawmakers broke ground on the long-awaited project that could potentially save thousands in the region by lowering floodwater.

The canal will drain the Comite River into the Mississippi River during high-water events.

Comite Diversion Canal Project map
Comite Diversion Canal Project map

During recent heavy rains and during the Mississippi River’s record-breaking river stages, those who live along the Comite River voiced concern as waters threatened their homes.

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