Morrison Canal Cleanup
As residents of Councilmatic District “E” Lake Barrington subdivision, we are concerned about the condition of the Morrison Canal, particularly in the area adjoining our subdivision-Morrison Road extending from Wright Road to Bullard Avenue.
There is a foul order periodically emanating from the canal with visible debris and algae throughout the water channel. In light of West Nile virus infected mosquitoes having been found in eastern New Orleans this summer, coupled with stagnant high water levels and debris, we believe that the canal's current condition creates health and safety issues for the community, particularly to the residents in the area. Additionally, with debris potentially impeding water flow, the areas along the canal are more susceptible to experience street flooding should any substantial rainfall occur.
Therefore, we the residents of the Lake Barrington community are requesting that the Morrison Canal channel be pumped, cleaned and dredged as soon as possible.