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August 3, 2021

Heavy equipment, dredge rebuild La. barrier island

Associated Press

WEST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. — Excavators, bulldozers and a dredge miles away from them are working on a $100 million project to raise and reshape a Louisiana barrier island.

West Grand Terre Island helps protect communities from New Orleans' west bank to Bayou Lafourche from hurricanes and storm surge, depending on the storm's direction, said Greg Grandy, deputy executive director of Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

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