Press Releases

Register for Sept. 24 Virtual Public Meeting on LWI MUSM Plan

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a virtual public meeting on the Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan for the Statewide Modeling Progr...

Aug. 31 Virtual Meeting on LWI MUSM Plan Canceled

Due to Hurricane Ida, the state is canceling the first of two virtual public meetings scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Model Use, Storage and Mainte...

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

The state is seeking public comment on the Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s Statewide Modeling Program...

Gov. Edwards Announces $34 Million for 13 Flood Mitigation Projects

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $34 million in federal funding for 13 flood risk reduction projects recommended by regions throughout the state as...

State, Local Leaders Break Ground on LSU Alexandria Drainage Project

Gov. John Bel Edwards, along with university officials and local leaders, broke ground today on a $6.2 million drainage improvement project at LSU Al...

Gov. Edwards Announces $61.6 Million for 16 Watershed Projects to Reduce Flood Risk

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $61.6 million in federal funding for 16 flood risk reduction projects throughout the state as part of the Watershe...

Gov. Edwards Announces $30 Million Buyout Program to Reduce Flood Risk in Calcasieu Parish

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the state is funding a $30 million program to offer voluntary residential buyouts in the Greinwich Terrace neig...

Gov. Edwards announces $163m for 15 state projects to reduce flood risk

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $163 million in federal funding for 15 state projects and programs designed to reduce flood risk for communities t...

Reminder: Round 1 Full Applications Due March 12

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will accept full applications for the Watershed Projects Grant Program: Local and Regional – Round 1 until March 12...

Regions Submit Guidance on Watershed Management; Outreach Begins

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s eight regional steering committees have submitted provisional recommendations to guide long-term regional watersh...

State Invests $15M to Enhance River and Rain Gauge Network

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, signed a six-year, $15 million cooperative endeavor...

Round 1 Full Application Deadline Extended to Feb. 26, LWI Will Host Webinar Dec. 3

Due to ongoing recovery efforts in response to an active hurricane season, the Louisiana Watershed Initiative extended the full application deadline f...