Flood Control Structures


Hanson Canal and Yellow Bayou, both similar to the Franklin Canal, were designed to serve as conduits for removal of stormwater following normal rainfall events. However, during hurricanes and related events, both serve as a means for reverse flow generated by storm surge. Hurricanes Rita and Ike are recorded example events. Closures and levee improvements are needed to prevent surge flows from moving inland during surge events.

Both of these projects have been completed and are fully operational. 
DJI 0018
Hanson Canal

DJI 0013
Yellow Bayou

Estimated Cost and Funding — CDBG Gustav and Ike Recovery Funds—$6,200,000