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June 24, 2020
 Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois Appointed to LA CPRA Board
Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Board . Bourgeois was officially sworn in at the CPRA Board meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

As a member of the CPRA Board, Dwayne is looking forward to representing the North Lafourche Levee District and our entire region in working to keep CPRA’s mission to protect and restore the entire coast of Louisiana.
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Recap
The NLLD Board of Commissioners conducted its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Below are updates on NLLD levee and drainage projects presented at the meeting.
Thibodaux-Lockport-Bayou Blue Project Area:
US 90 at Bayou Folse
The levee sections between and under the bridges over Bayou Folse on U.S. Highway 90 were considerably lower than the adjacent earthen levees on either side of the bridges. Because of this, the Levee District installed “temporary” HESCO bags and steel plates under the bridges in 2008 in response to a threat posed by Hurricane Ike.

The most cost-effective permanent solution is to build up the height of the levee around the bridges on both sides of U.S. 90 and on both sides of Bayou Folse. This $1.8 million project is now underway with Byron E. Talbot Contractor, Inc. as contractor. (PICTURED ABOVE)

Workers have backfilled the channel and installed culverts. (PICTURED BELOW)

In advance of the recent heavy rain events, this system was open and flowing to both pump stations in the area. As shown in the photos, the contractor is also beginning to build up the height of the levee around the bridges.
Lockport-Larose Project Area:
Lockport to Larose Reach B Levee Project
Outer Limits Contractors, LLC is quickly working to replace a culvert in a section of the Reach B levee that was beginning to wash out. (PICTURED ABOVE) The failing culvert was removed and the drainage was blocked to provide continuity of flood protection in the area. This replacement culvert work is proceeding well with a month left to completion.

NLLD is also working with Picciola and Associates, Inc. to plan improvements to the overall Reach B Levee. These improvements will be in three phases with a project cost estimated at $2.3 million. Currently, Picciola and Associates, Inc. is working on revising the permit for the project
2020 NLLD Board of Commissioners
Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Percy Gasery
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Susan Testroet-Bergeron

Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie, Administrative Assistant
Arthur Ostheimer Project Manager
Glenn Bourgeois, Field Coordinator
Katie DeRoche, Executive Assistant
Peggy Boudwin , Office Assistant
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Location: NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1 in Raceland

5:15 PM
Finance and Priority Committee

5:30 PM (or immediately following F&P)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners


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About the NLLD
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 District includes over 250 miles of levees and drainage canals, and over 40 pump stations.