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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Division of Administration Office of Community Development - Louisiana Disaster Recovery Unit
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


State Announces Public Hearings, Seeks Public Input on Plan to Spend $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds Sep 10, 2019

The Louisiana Office of Community Development seeks public input on the state’s Action Pla...

HUD Officials Issue Guidance for Louisiana’s $1.2 Billion Flood Mitigation Allocation Aug 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a Federal Register Notice ...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative Accepting Applications for Regional Capacity Building Grant Program Aug 15, 2019

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is seeking applications for the state’s Regional Capaci...

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Sep 19
Action Plan Public Hearing

705 W. University Ave. Lafayette, LA 70506 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sep 25
Council on Watershed Management Meeting

900 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sep 25
Action Plan Public Hearing

900 N. Third St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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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