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

The state is accepting public comments on its proposed Action Plan for spending $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds. Th...

State Posts Draft Action Plan For Spending $1.2 Billion In Flood Mitigation Funds

On Sept. 25, the Council on Watershed Management unanimously approved the online posting of the state’s draft Action Plan for spending $1.2 billion in...

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

The Louisiana Office of Community Development seeks public input on the state’s Action Plan for $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Miti...

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Floodplain, water management experts outline best practices to address flooding challenges

Just as floodwaters know no boundaries, neither should the rules governing them. That's according to the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, a statewide e...

Experts to meet with state officials on flood mitigation

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Today's summit at the LITE center featured flood experts from several states who shared their best practices and how they could...

Summit featuring floodplain, water management experts

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative hosted a summit featuring experts in floodplain and water management on Tuesday in Lafayette. The summit, titled Bu...

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