HARAHAN, La. - The Army Corps of Engineers will break ground on a new pumping station Monday in Harahan.

Jefferson Parish leaders said the station near Hickory Avenue and Mounes Street will greatly improve drainage in River Ridge, Harahan and Elmwood.

The station will pump water from the Soniat Canal to the Mississippi River and it will include a safe room to allow the station to be manned during hurricanes.

This is the first ever pump to the river.

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