Upcoming NLLD Meetings
June 20, 2017
3862 Highway 1 Raceland
Finance & Priority Committee Meeting
5:15 pm or immediately following F & P Committee
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners
Board of Commissioners
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Elmo Pitre, III
Shawn Preston, Sr.
Thank you for your leadership and service!
About the NLLD
The District includes over 250 miles of levees and drainage canals, and over 40 pump stations.
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and Drainage District (known as NLLD) was formed in 1992 to provide drainage and flood protection services for the northern portion of Lafourche Parish, including the entire parish north of the Intracoastal Canal.
The NLLD office is located at 3862 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
Bayou Dumar Levee Project Is Complete
NLLD contractor Low Land Construction completed repairs to the Bayou Dumar Levee in Raceland in May.
Work included stabilizing the eroded embankment and installing rip-rap along a 300-foot section of the levee east of Hwy 653 along the bayou. To build up the embankment, Low Land placed material along the length of levee for approximately 500 feet from where it is impacted by the LA Hwy. 653 bridge crossing.
The Bayou Dumar Levee Project strengthens flood protection for residents in Raceland and nearby central Lafourche communities.
Flood Insurance Reform Is Focus of NLLD Meetings in Washington
NLLD Board of Commissioners President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois met with staff of key Congressional members early last week to talk flood insurance reform.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is up for re-authorization this fall and the NLLD, as a member of the Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition, has made it a priority to do all we can to ensure that the flood insurance program is both sustainable and financially responsible. An affordable and dependable NFIP is critical to Lafourche residents and businesses who are at risk for flood losses.
Kief and Bourgeois met with Louisiana's Senators Kennedy and Cassidy, and Congressmen Scalise, Graves, Abraham and Higgins, as well as staff of several Senators and Congressmen who serve on committees that are considering NFIP reform and reauthorization.
State Legislature Approves 2017 Coastal Master Plan
Before adjourning the regular session in early June, the Louisiana Legislature approved the state's 50-year plan to protect and restore Louisiana's coast.
The 2017 Coastal Master Plan was passed unanimously through the State House and Senate with enthusiastic bipartisan support.
In all, the master plan outlines projects that cost, in present value, approximately $50 billion, including features of the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project and other restoration and protection projects in Lafourche and Terrebonne.
You are Invited to Terrebonne Coastal Day - June 27th in Houma
Watch NLLD on HTV
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and Board member Joni Tuck discussed ongoing levee and draining projects in the District and National Flood Insurance Program reforms on the May 23, 2017 edition of the "Going Public" program on HTV.
You can view program recordings below:
Segment 1 - Current NLLD Projects
Segment 2 - National Flood Insurance Program
NLLD works daily to protect our people, our property and our way of life in Lafourche Parish!
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