Jacob Brister is the Project Manager for the Army Corps of Engineers and he said, "Congress authorizes us to do emergency rehabilitation levee work which means we have the authority and funding, 100% federal to go in and repair the levee."
From the looks of it, the Corps has a lot of work cut out for them. They'll be repairing 3 spots along the river. The area off of Cherry Street by Foresythe Park. They'll move to the area opposite Lazarre Park in Monroe to patch up erosion there and then to an area in West Monroe. You can see the erosion if you cross the Lea Joyner bridge heading into West Monroe. Brister says about 400 feet of the bank has eroded in different spots all the way to the flood wall.
Brister said, "We're going in, we've cleared off the bank, you can see some rocks we're gonna go in and put some dikes down that will help sure up the levee and put dirt in to keep it surd up."
That process will take place at all three sites for the next three weeks.