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

Read the white paper outlining the Governor’s vision for the Watershed Initiative >

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 Office of Community Development
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries


State Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Action Plan for Spending $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds Oct 16, 2019

The state is accepting public comments on its proposed Action Plan for spending $1.2 billi...

State Posts Draft Action Plan For Spending $1.2 Billion In Flood Mitigation Funds Sep 26, 2019

On Sept. 25, the Council on Watershed Management unanimously approved the online posting o...

State Announces Public Hearings, Seeks Public Input on Plan to Spend $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds Sep 10, 2019

The Louisiana Office of Community Development seeks public input on the state’s Action Pla...

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Oct 24
Action Plan Public Hearing

1000 New Natchitoches Road West Monroe, LA 71292 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Oct 29
Action Plan Public Hearing

21490 Koop Drive Mandeville, LA 70471 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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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