Louisiana's eight watershed regions each coordinate efforts among parishes to reduce the risk of flood damage.

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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State Announces $100 Million Funding Opportunity For Local And Regional Flood Mitigation Projects Nov 22, 2019

The state is accepting pre-applications from local and regional public entities to access ...

Council on Watershed Management Meets Nov. 21 Nov 20, 2019

The Council on Watershed Management meets at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Baton Rouge. Th...

State Still Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Watershed Initiative Action Plan Nov 7, 2019

The state is accepting public comments on the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s proposed Ac...

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Dec 9
Region 2: Round 1 Projects Briefing

3011 Chata Hina Street, Jena, LA 71342 9:30am - 5:00pm

Dec 10
Region 5: Round 1 Projects Briefing

101 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501 9:30am - 5:00pm

Dec 11
Region 6: Round 1 Projects Briefing

5058 W Main St, Houma, LA 70360 9:30am - 5:00pm

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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