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Committee guiding state flood relief spending embraces regional watershed approach

The 19-person committee created to outline how to spend Acadiana's share of federal flooding and drainage aid met for the first time Tuesday and embra...

Gov. Edwards Announces $100 Million Funding Opportunity for Local and Regional Flood Mitigation Projects

BATON ROUGE — The state is accepting pre-applications from local and regional public entities to access $100 million in anticipated federal funds for ...

State seeks public input on spending $1.2B in flood mitigation funds

Public comments on a proposed action plan for spending $1.2 billion in federal funds dedicated to flood mitigation will be accepted through Nov. 29. T...

Watershed initiative isn’t just about the money, state officials say

The gist: While the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s $1.2 billion federal grant may be attracting the most attention, reps with the program say its re...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative releases $1 billion action plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY)- The Louisiana Watershed Initiative released its action plan for a $1 billion grant. When the flood of 2016 hit our area, stat...

Feedback Wanted on $1.2B Flood Grant

LAFAYETTE, LA — Over a billion dollars to prevent future flooding disasters is one step closer to being used.Lafayette Parish and its unincorporated a...

Louisiana wants public's help spending $1.2 billion flood disaster grant

Louisiana's Watershed Initiative is gathering public input to spend a $1.2 billion grant to mitigate flooding problems across the state.The initiative...

HUD releases guidance on $1.2 billion in storm mitigation funds for La.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - On Friday, Aug. 23, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released regulatory guidance for how Louisian...

Floodplain, water management experts outline best practices to address flooding challenges

Just as floodwaters know no boundaries, neither should the rules governing them. That's according to the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, a statewide e...

Experts to meet with state officials on flood mitigation

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Today's summit at the LITE center featured flood experts from several states who shared their best practices and how they could...

Summit featuring floodplain, water management experts

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative hosted a summit featuring experts in floodplain and water management on Tuesday in Lafayette. The summit, titled Bu...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative holding listening meetings

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - What are your public officials doing to prevent flooding? That’s an important question for most people; especially those who...

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