Louisiana's eight watershed regions each coordinate efforts among parishes to reduce the risk of flood damage.

Managing future flood risk in Louisiana through watershed-based solutions

Read the white paper outlining the Governor’s vision for the Watershed Initiative >

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 Wildlife & Fisheries


LWI Received More Than 300 Pre-applications For $100 Million Project-funding Opportunity January 24, 2020

The state has received more than 300 pre-applications from local and regional public entit...

State Submits Action Plan to Federal Government for $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds December 26, 2019

On Dec. 23, the state submitted its Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Develop...

State Extends Pre-application Deadline For $100 Million Project-funding Opportunity December 16, 2019

The state has extended the deadline for local and regional public entities to submit pre-a...

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Feb 20
Region 5 Steering Committee meeting

101 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mar 2
Mar 3
Council on Watershed Management meeting

900 N. Third St. Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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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