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Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge

Entrance to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Hurricane Rita’s tidal surge caused severe scouring, washing away 1.4 million cubic yards of soil from the refuge’s 51-mile-long levee system, which protects the fresh water portions of the site from salt water infiltration from the Gulf of Mexico. FEMA obligated approximately $11.4 million in Public Assistance grant funding to repair the levee system.

Grand Chenier, La. – Entrance to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Hurricane Rita’s tidal surge caused severe scouring, washing away 1.4 million cubic yards of soil from the refuge’s 51-mile-long levee system, which protects the fresh water portions of the site from salt water infiltration from the Gulf of Mexico. FEMA obligated approximately $11.4 million in Public Assistance grant funding to repair the levee system.

 

Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berrios - May 11, 2015 - Location: Grand Chenier, LA
Last Updated: September 14, 2015