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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

Register for Sept. 24 Virtual Public Meeting on LWI MUSM Plan September 17, 2021

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a virtual public meeting on the Model Use, S...

Aug. 31 Virtual Meeting on LWI MUSM Plan Canceled August 30, 2021

Due to Hurricane Ida, the state is canceling the first of two virtual public meetings sche...

State Seeks Public Comment on Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan August 26, 2021

The state is seeking public comment on the Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan for the...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep 23
Region 3 Steering Committee meeting

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

Sep 24
MUSM Plan Public Hearing

Zoom Webinar 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Oct 13
Region 4 Steering Committee meeting

1015 Pithon St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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