Baton Rouge, La. – April 11, 2023 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Metropolitan Councilmember Aaron Moak and Central Mayor Wade Evans announced today the Comite River is being cleaned in East Baton Rouge Parish. Work began in recent weeks, with crews on barges pulling trees and debris out of the river.
The Comite River drains thousands of homes and businesses on both sides of its banks, including the City of Central, Baker, Zachary and North Baton Rouge.
To date several other bayous have also been cleaned, including Claycut Bayou, Ward Creek and Bayou Manchac along the Ascension Parish border. Future projects include channel clearing along Elbow Bayou and Dawson Creek, and the Amite River in cooperation with Livingston Parish.
Since June 2021, 25 million pounds of debris has been cleaned out of 95 miles of storm drains and pipes. Also, there are more than 2,000 other projects to clean roadside ditches and repair sinkholes throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.