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State to Begin Funding Flood Mitigation Priorities with $1.2 Billion Line of Credit

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development signed a grant agreement with the state today, establishing a $1.2 billion line of credit in Comm...

Council on Watershed Management to Resume Virtual Meeting Aug. 4

The July 30 Council on Watershed Management meeting will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, via Zoom webinar. The meeting is open to the public. Regist...

Council on Watershed Management Meeting to Resume Next Week

The Council on Watershed Management meeting this afternoon ended early due to unforeseen circumstances. The council will send out a notice with the da...

Media Coverage

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Morehouse Parish leaders seek local input for Louisiana Watershed Initiative

BASTROP, LA – It’s no secret Morehouse Parish has a drainage problem. That’s why the City of Bastrop has applied for a 9 million dollar grant under th...

Committee guiding state flood relief spending embraces regional watershed approach

The 19-person committee created to outline how to spend Acadiana's share of federal flooding and drainage aid met for the first time Tuesday and embra...

Gov. Edwards Announces $100 Million Funding Opportunity for Local and Regional Flood Mitigation Projects

BATON ROUGE — The state is accepting pre-applications from local and regional public entities to access $100 million in anticipated federal funds for ...

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