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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...

Council on Watershed Management Meets Virtually Nov. 19

The Council on Watershed Management meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Register to attend here...

Media Coverage

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Hazard mitigation funding approved for several Louisiana parishes

BATON ROUGE – The first installment in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding has been allocated for Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane ...

APC asking for watershed projects

The Acadiana Planning Commission has asked that we post the following Call for Projects document:The Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI) Region 5 Ste...

Louisiana gets $1.2 billion line of credit for flood mitigation

The federal government has granted Louisiana a $1.2 billion line of credit for flood mitigation, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.The U.S. Departme...

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