BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – After almost six decades since the Comite River was last cleaned, local officials have now proposed projects to get it done.

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks announced Thursday a proposal to clean the Amite River at the border of the two parishes. According to an official press release, an agreement was made to clean the Comite River from its mouth at the Amite River to the Comite River Diversion Canal in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The river flooded in 2016. If the proposal is passed, the cleaning would represent the most significant flood reduction efforts taken by parish and municipal governments.

The proposed projects head to the councils of East Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston Parish, and the City of Central.