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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State Still Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Watershed Initiative Action Plan Nov 7, 2019

The state is accepting public comments on the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s proposed Ac...

Reminder: Phase II Webinar Regional Capacity Building Grant Program Oct 28, 2019

The webinar will focus on Phase II applications for the grant program, which supports coor...

State Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Action Plan for Spending $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds Oct 16, 2019

The state is accepting public comments on its proposed Action Plan for spending $1.2 billi...

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Nov 19
National Disaster Recovery Conference

Austin, Texas 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nov 21
Council on Watershed Management Meeting

900 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10:00am - 12:00pm

Dec 3
Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana 79th Annual Meeting

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 6:00pm - 6:30pm

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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