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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COUNCIL ON WATERSHED MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
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

LATEST NEWS

State Submits Action Plan to Federal Government for $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds Dec 26, 2019

On Dec. 23, the state submitted its Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Develop...

State Extends Pre-application Deadline For $100 Million Project-funding Opportunity Dec 16, 2019

The state has extended the deadline for local and regional public entities to submit pre-a...

Council On Watershed Management Will Hold Special Meeting Dec. 16, Pre-application Deadline For Round 1 Program Funding Extended To Jan. 17 Dec 13, 2019

The Council on Watershed Management will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, when it will hear...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 12
NORLI Environmental Session

5124 E St Bernard Hwy, Violet, LA 70092 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Feb 20
Council on Watershed Management Meeting

900 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Apr 24
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The Effects of the Great Floods of 2016

145,000

Homes Damaged*

56

Parishes Impacted

$10B

In Damages

* Rental and owner-occupied homes across the state, according to FEMA verified loss data