Creating a more resilient Louisiana
LWI coordinates funding, data and resources among five state agencies to reduce flood risk through a watershed-based approach, which respects the natural functions of our watersheds.
The state has invested more than $500 million in LWI projects statewide through CDBG-MIT funds. Click on the map to view the interactive projects.
Supporting Flood Risk Reduction
Regional watershed management
Coordinating flood risk management efforts within watershed regions
Watershed modeling and data
Developing models and creating an enhanced gauge network
Funding occupational training courses to support flood resilience projects
Flood relief on the way for Ouachita residents, police jury buys 10 water pumps
Ouachita Parish received 10 new portable water pumps as part of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury's Portable Pumps Parish-Wide Project, funded by the police jury and the Louisiana Watershed Initiative. The pumps will be used to mitigate flooding.
Louisiana’s nine watershed regions coordinate efforts among parishes to reduce flood risks within major watersheds.