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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Division of Administration Office of Community Development - Louisiana Disaster Recovery Unit
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


Louisiana Watershed Initiative Launches Statewide 'Listening Tour' Oct 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. ‒ The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host a statewide listening tour...

Council on Watershed Management to Meet in Monroe on Sept. 25 Sep 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. ‒ The Council on Watershed Management will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in M...

Gov. Edwards Announces Launch of Louisiana Watershed Initiative Aug 15, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the launch of the Louisiana Wate...

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Oct 23
Statewide Listening Tour: Technical Workshop and Data Exchange

5058 West Main St., Houma, LA 9:00am - 12:30pm

Oct 23
Calcasieu Parish Drainage Coalition

4310 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 11:30am - 1:30pm

Oct 23
Statewide Listening Tour: Watershed Initiative Exchange

5058 West Main St., Houma, LA 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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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