Managing future flood risk in Louisiana through watershed-based solutions

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This new approach requires unprecedented coordination and cooperation across all facets and functions of government agencies as we work together to mitigate future flood risk.

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Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries


State Seeks Firms for Initial Watershed Modeling May 16, 2019

In a major step forward for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, the Louisiana Department o...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative to Host Best Practices Summit on Feb. 19 Feb 11, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. ‒ The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host a summit featuring experts...

Council on Watershed Management to Meet on Jan. 30 Jan 28, 2019

The Council on Watershed Management will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in Baton Rouge. The ...

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May 19
World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (all day)

May 23
ASCE Acadiana Branch Luncheon

530 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 11:45am - 1:00pm

May 24
Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting

314 St Mary St, Thibodaux, LA 70301 9:15am - 9:30am

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The Effects of the Great Floods of 2016


Homes Damaged*


Parishes Impacted


In Damages

* Rental and owner-occupied homes across the state, according to FEMA verified loss data