Flood Protection

Projects: Multiple projects over the past 8 years furnishing technical turfgrass support and research to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District for the New Orleans and vicinity hurricane protection systems

Locations: Orleans Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Charles Parish

Project Features

Research

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For nearly 10 years, JESCO has provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District (CEMVN) with vegetation management technical support and research services for the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS), the Mississippi River & Tributaries (MR&T), and New Orleans to Venice (NOV) levees, over 300 miles of levee embankments.

Performed over multiple CEMVN task orders, JESCO and the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter and School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences (SPESS) have conducted the following research studies in support of CEMVN turfgrass establishment and management specifications development and modification:

Other, CEMVN tasked, JESCO and LSU research and pilot projects supporting vegetation management of the New Orleans HSDRRS and MRT Levees:

Technical Soil & Vegetation Support

Over multiple consecutive CEMVN task orders spanning nearly 10 years, JESCO has been tasked with providing technical support to the CEMVN for the New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS), the Mississippi River & Tributaries (MR&T), and New Orleans to Venice (NOV) levees.

The following turfgrass technical support services are furnished to the CEMVN:

JESCO provided technical assistance specific to the agronomy and turf establishment aspects of High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) pilot tests and implementation planning. Such assistance included the development and modification of specifications, response and recommendations to technical questions, review and evaluation of technical data and reports, and provision of Best Management Practice suggestions turfgrass establishment on HPTRM.

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