LSU-Alexandria seeks funding for drainage

Sep 4, 2012

LSU-Alexandria Chancellor David Manuel says heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac have exposed drainage problems on campus.

Manuel tells the Town Talk that a drainage collection system has been estimated to cost up to $5.4 million.

He canceled classes Friday because of the standing water across the campus.

The classes missed by students Friday were in addition to the classes missed when officials closed school Tuesday afternoon through Thursday because of Isaac.

Manuel said the drainage system that would collect and distribute water to a line that flows to the Chatelain Lake drainage canal a few miles east of campus.