Terrebonne gets floodgate

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --The 'Bubba Dove' Floodgate, center, a large flood gate in the Houma Navigation Canal, Wednesday in Dulac. The gate, named after the late son of State Rep. Gordon Dove, R-Houma, can swing out into the canal to act as part of the Morganza to the Gulf flood protection system the parish is currently building while waiting for federal authorization. It will help shut off the canal to storm surge, protecting a large area north up to Houma.

  • Photo provided by CB&I -- Aaerial photo of the Bubba Dove flood protection gate in Terrebone Parish.

  • Photo provided by CB&I -- Aerial shot of the barge for the GateDedicate.082213

  • "Bubba Dove" Floodgate Location

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet, left, Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Reggie Dupre, Jr., Executive Director of the Terrebonne Levee District, talk before the dedication of the 'Bubba Dove' Floodgate, a large flood gate in the Houma Navigation Canal, Wednesday in Dulac. The gate, named after the late son of State Rep. Gordon Dove, R-Houma, is part of the Morganza to the Gulf flood protection system the parish is currently building while waiting for federal authorization. It will help shut off the canal to storm surge, protecting a large area north up to Houma.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- State Rep. Gordon Dove, right, R-Houma, whacks a bottle of champagne on the side of the 'Bubba Dove' Floodgate, a large flood gate in the Houma Navigation Canal, Wednesday in Dulac. Behind him, also wielding a bottle in the christening, is Garrett Graves, Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) and Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities. The gate, named after Rep. Dove's late son, is part of the Morganza to the Gulf flood protection system the parish is currently building while waiting for federal authorization. It will help shut off the canal to storm surge, protecting a large area north up to Houma.