Deconstructing a bayou and adopting a lagoon

Talk of building a permanent levee where the floodgates exist and turning Bayou St John into a lagoon. Sorry, we don’t want a lagoon.   

Bienville came up Bayou St. John in 1699 to found the city of New Orleans. How will history judge us and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East if we miss the opportunity to rescue, preserve and improve one of our most valuable and historic natural resources? 

Robert Counce 

New Orleans 

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