Upcoming NLLD Meetings
January 16, 2018
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
Lockport to Larose Levee Improvements
|Repairs to Reach D2 of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Levee Project (pictured above) were completed in 2014.
A project to strengthen Reaches C4, C5 and D1 of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Levee Project will begin in the weeks ahead at nearly $900,000 under budget.
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District (NLLD) awarded the construction contract for the first phase of this project on December 19 to low bidder Onshore Materials, LLC in the amount of $2.9 million, significantly less than the $3.8 million originally estimated for the levee improvements.
When completed, the project will include clearing, excavating and shaping the levee embankments and increasing the overall height of the levee to + 7.5' elevation to stabilize flood protection along the 40 Arpent line. The project will also widen the internal drainage canal to increase drainage storage capacity in the area.
Valentine Return Structure and
Clotilda/Mathews Canal Levee
|Valentine Return Structure
In December, Sealevel Construction began work on the Valentine Return Structure, which is being constructed in the borrow canal at the intersection of the Valentine Return Levee and the C4 Hurricane Protection Levee.
The structure will consist of headwalls with large gated culverts to regulate and control the flow of water through the borrow canal and improve flood protection in the Valentine area.
The Clotilda/Mathews Canal Levee Project that began in October is already almost 30 percent complete and will help shore up the flood protection for Gheens and surrounding communities, according to the North Lafourche Levee District.
The existing levee is in a precarious state and could have failed if the district did not repair and stabilize it, said Dwayne Bourgeois, executive director of the levee district.
"It's one of those levees where a lot of folks would look at it and not think it protects much, but it protects access to Gheens and some adjacent communities. We had to get on this now because it's one of those situations where the existing levee is precarious, so the need to stabilize it and maintain it is accelerated," Bourgeois said.
The $970,000 project was awarded to Low Land Construction in September, but the company began construction in October because of weather delays. Bourgeois said the work will probably be completed before the contract deadline of Sept. 18 as long as the weather cooperates.
NLLD Director Attends Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association Meeting
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois spoke with USACE Major General Richard Kaiser (right) and Lt. General Todd Semonite (center) at the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Assoc. meeting in December.
NLLD Board President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois discussed the unique flood protection needs of North Lafourche with high-ranking U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials during the annual Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (MVFCA) meeting December 7-9 in New Orleans.
USACE officials included Lt. General Todd Semonite, who is Commanding Officer and Chief Engineer for the USACE in Washington D.C., and USACE Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division Major General Richard Kaiser.
In addition to NLLD being a member of MVFCA, Kief represented the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana (ALBL) at the conference as ALBL president, and Bourgeois represents the ALBL on the Executive Committee of the MVFCA.
NLLD works daily to protect our people, our property and our way of life in Lafourche Parish!
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