Managing future flood risk in Louisiana through watershed-based solutions

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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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Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
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La. Hosts Interstate Summit on Watershed Management Jun 10, 2019

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host flood- and water-management representatives f...

State Seeks Firms for Initial Watershed Modeling May 16, 2019

In a major step forward for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, the Louisiana Department o...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative to Host Best Practices Summit on Feb. 19 Feb 11, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. ‒ The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host a summit featuring experts...

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Jul 18
2019 LACD Area II Meeting

190 Highway 134 Lake Providence, LA 10:30am - 11:30am

Jul 24
Big Build hosted by SMPS SELA

6500 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 11:30am - 1:30pm

Aug 1
LMA 82nd Annual Convention

401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway Monroe, LA 71201 10:00am - 9:00pm

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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