First the flood … Now what? A look at mitigation projects Baton Rouge Leaders are considering

East Baton Rouge began the complex process Friday of distributing its share of more than a quarter-billion dollars the state of Louisiana stands to receive to improve infrastructure following the August flood, with the city-parish government launching a study of the region’s drainage.  Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s office formally asked engineering firms to submit their qualifications for the study and recommend which projects would best reduce future flooding after heavy rains.

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