LWI Watershed Region 1 LWI Watershed Region 2 LWI Watershed Region 3 LWI Watershed Region 4 LWI Watershed Region 5 LWI Watershed Region 6 LWI Watershed Region 7 LWI Watershed Region 8

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

Louisiana's eight watershed regions each coordinate efforts among parishes to reduce the risks 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.

Learn More About the Watershed Initiative
COUNCIL ON WATERSHED MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
Louisiana Office of Community Development
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

LATEST NEWS

Gov. Edwards Announces $61.6 Million for 16 Watershed Projects to Reduce Flood Risk May 27, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $61.6 million in federal funding for 16 flood risk red...

Gov. Edwards Announces $30 Million Buyout Program to Reduce Flood Risk in Calcasieu Parish May 21, 2021

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the state is funding a $30 million program to offer...

Gov. Edwards announces $163m for 15 state projects to reduce flood risk March 23, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $163 million in federal funding for 15 state projects ...

Read More News

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun 23
Region 6 Steering Committee Meeting

TBD 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Jun 24
Region 8 Steering Committee meeting

10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 | Room 1st Floor Conference Room 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Jun 24
Region 3 Steering Committee meeting

1000 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe, LA 71292 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

View all Events
The Effects of the Great Floods of 2016

145,000

Homes Damaged*

56

Parishes Impacted

$10B

In Damages

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