Protecting Our People, Our Property
and Our Way of Life
April 17,  2017
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Upcoming NLLD Meetings
April 18, 2017

NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1  Raceland

5:00 pm
Finance & Priority Committee Meeting

5:15 pm or immediately following F & P Committee
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

2017 NLLD
Board of Commissioners 

Cory Kief,

Timothy Allen,
Vice President

Kenney Matherne,

Louis Andolsek, Jr. 

Rodney Foret

Darcy Kiffe

Adley Peltier

Elmo Pitre, III

Robert Pitre

Shawn Preston, Sr. 

Joni Tuck



Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie,
Administrative Assistant

Thank you for your leadership and service!
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.

The NLLD office is located at 3862 Highway 1
Raceland, LA  70394

Phone:  985-537-2244
NLLD Leaders Participate in LA SAFE 
They join other Lafourche residents in a planning meeting to strengthen the resiliency of our community amid rapid coastal land loss.

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois, Project Manager Arthur Ostheimer, and Commissioners Joni Tuck and Kenney Matherne joined dozens of other Lafourche Parish residents at the Matthews  Government Complex on April 4 for the parish's first "LA SAFE" meeting. 
LA SAFE, or Louisiana's Strategic Adaptation for Future Environments, is a citizen-led planning effort launched by Gov. John Bel Edwards in recent months to complement Louisiana's $50 billion coastal master plan.  The goal of LA SAFE is to help coastal parishes adapt to land loss even as protection and restoration projects are built, and develop a plan to make their communities safer and stronger as the coastline changes.

"The state is not going to leave anybody behind, it's not going to abandon anybody. We're going to do all we can to work with those communities that are mostly at risk to develop a better series of outcomes, and that's what this is about," LA SAFE spokesman Mathew Sanders told participants on April 4. 


Under Construction

Lockport to Larose Reach D2 
This levee project runs from Private Arceneaux Pump Station east to the Larose Pump Station at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.  The first phase of construction by Womack & Sons Construction Group, Inc. (Phase A) is nearing completion, bringing the levee to a height of 7.5 feet.  

South Thibodaux Drainage Project
This NLLD project is designed to improve drainage in the City of Thibodaux with another larger outfall channel.  The construction contract has been awarded to Byron E. Talbot Contractors, Inc. and work is expected to begin in April.

New Pump at Parr Pump Station
A new 48" pump, motor and gearbox are being installed at the Parr Pump Station in the Locport to Larose project area, and changes made to the pump station to accommodate the new pump. 
The installation contract was awarded to Sealevel Construction, Inc. and the project is expected to be completed this month.

Levee Repairs at Bayou Dumar near Hwy. 653 Bridge
NLLD has engaged Low Land Construction to repair the eroded embankment and install rip-rap along a 300 foot section of the levee east of Highway 653 along Bayou Dumar. This project is expected to be completed in April.

Now Accepting Bids

Valentine Return Levee 
NLLD is now accepting construction bids for the Valentine Return Levee project, which involves the re-sectioning of of the levee between Bayou L' Bleu and the 5 foot contour line near Bayou Lafourche adjacent to the Phillip Plaisance property.  The project includes a return levee to the 5 foot contour along Bayou Lafourche and a gated culvert across the new Borrow Canal.  

Bids will be accepted through 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. For more information,  visit the Central Bidding Auction House at

Gheens-Mathews Canal Dredging/Clotilda Levee Upgrades 

NLLD is now accepting construction bids for the stabilization and improvement of the Clotilda Levee to a six foot elevation along the Mathews Canal, as well as the clearing and widening of an internal drainage canal. 

Bids will be accepted through 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. For more information, visit the Central Bidding Auction House at


*   "Get Ready for Flood Insurance Again" - April 8, 2017,

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois was quoted in this article about reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program. The NLLD and the Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition, of which Bourgeois and NLLD President Cory Kief are members, have made this a priority in recent months.
"We're looking for more folks to support this effort by reaching out to, not so much our delegation, but anybody else they may have a connection to," Bourgeois said. "Because our delegation gets it."

  *   "Bogged Down - With billions on the way,  regulatory and financial issues are slowing down the pace of major restoration projects along Louisiana's vanishing coast" - March 29, 2017,
NLLD President Cory Kief notes in this article how challenging permitting issues can be to local levee districts working to build levees to protect their communities.

"Corey Kief, who heads the North Lafourche Levee and Drainage District, has been dealing with coastal projects and the Corps for years. Securing permits has thwarted many needed projects from going forward, he says."


NLLD works daily to protect our people, our property and our way of life in Lafourche Parish!
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