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Press Releases

For program highlights and updates, including Louisiana Watershed Initiative news releases, click on the following links:
Register for Sept. 24 Virtual Public Meeting on LWI MUSM Plan

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a virtual public meeting on the Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan for the Statewide Modeling Progr...

Aug. 31 Virtual Meeting on LWI MUSM Plan Canceled

Due to Hurricane Ida, the state is canceling the first of two virtual public meetings scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Model Use, Storage and Mainte...

State Seeks Public Comment on Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan

The state is seeking public comment on the Model Use, Storage and Maintenance Plan for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s Statewide Modeling Program...

Media Coverage

To see what the news media is saying about the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, click on the following links:
'We are as prepared today for a flood as we ever been': What has been done since 2016 Ouachita Parish floods

Five years ago in March, the Twin Cities were hit with a never before seen flood fall that caused excessive damage to properties throughout the parish...

White Castle drainage project funded in La. Watershed Initiative

The White Castle Drainage Improvement Project was one of two Region 6 projects the state approved for funding as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initi...

$5.86M awarded to Ouachita for flood risk projects

The Council on Watershed Management approved $5.86 million in federal funding for three flood risk reduction projects in Region 3 during their Aug, 5 ...

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative values the media’s part in keeping residents informed on the latest developments. If you are a reporter and can’t find material or if you need an interview, please call the Louisiana Watershed Initiative media contact, Marvin McGraw, at 225-219-0480, or email us at watershed@la.gov.