The Port of Morgan City is set to receive another $3 million for dredging through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, bringing the port’s total dredging funds announced in thepast year to roughly $45 million. In a Monday email, Port Economic Development Manager Cindy Cutrera stated that the Corps of Engineers’ fiscal year 2019 work plan will include an additional $3.025 million allocation for dredging of the Atchafalaya River and Bayous Boeuf, Black and Chene.
An accumulation of sand in the river and fluid mud, known as fluff, in the bar channel has prevented many commercial vessels in recent years...Read More
October 31, 2018 – PORT OF MORGAN CITY, LA, The Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District (Port of Morgan City) was notified that on October 30, 2018 the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a Single Award Task Order Contract to Brice Civil Constructors, Inc. (Brice) to dredge the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. Brice will be working with specialty-built equipment to reduce the density of the fluid mud, referred to as fluff, in the last 12 miles of the channel in the Gulf of Mexico. Brice plans to start immediately purchasing the components needed to assemble the plant at...Read More
Raymond “Mac” Wade, executive director for the Port of Morgan City, speaks Friday during theMississippi River Commission’s low water inspection meeting at the port dock.
Area governmental officials asked for help Friday on both dredging and flood protection projects from the commissionthat reports to Congress on a vaiety of projects along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
The Mississippi River Commission held a public meeting at the Port of Morgan City dock as part of its annual low water inspection trip to get comments and concerns of different entities and people regarding the Mississippi River and waterways connected to it. General duties...Read More
Locals meet to discuss preparations Forecasters are predicting above-average storm activity this hurricane season as the official start of the season approaches next week. And meteorologists are monitoring a disturbance already in the Caribbean. The Port of Morgan City hosted the annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting Wednesday at its Emergency Operations Center. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office, spoke during the meeting. “We’re expecting this season to be more active than normal again,” Erickson said. Forecasters are expecting a distur- bance that’s...Read More