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April 16, 2019
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
Commissioner Spotlight:
Darcy Kiffe
For Commissioner Darcy Kiffe, construction of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Project is one of the District's biggest achievements. Hear more about why the work of the NLLD is so important to him in this new video.
Bayou Chene Floodgate Will Protect Lafourche
Governor John Bel Edwards announced in March that the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has committed $80 million from the state's share of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds to build a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene in St. Mary Parish.

The floodgate will protect St. Mary, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption and Iberville Parishes from backwater flooding, like that seen during the spring 2016 severe flood event that occurred in this area. Following the 2016 flood, a temporary barge gate was installed on Bayou Chene, and that structure will now be replaced by the permanent floodgate.

"The Bayou Chene Floodgate will be a great help in flood protection for Lafourche," said NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois. "Without it, there is a huge risk of backwater flooding from high water in the Atchafalaya River to hit many parts of our parish."

Read More:
Around the District with Dwayne
Travel with NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois as he views projects under construction and completed levee projects around the District.
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Lockport to Larose C4-C5-D1
Excavation of a new forced drainage canal as part of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Project is 70 percent complete as contractor Onshore Materials LLC proceeds toward Larose. The new forced drainage canal will provide greater storage capacity for water within the system. Completion is expected this fall.

Along with the excavation of the new drainage canal, the existing forced drainage canal (40 Arpent Canal) is being filled. This will allow NLLD to increase the footprint and the stability of the adjacent levee in the next phase of the project. All levee upgrades along Reaches C4, C5 and D1 should be completed in 2020.
VALENTINE RETURN LEVEE
Low Land Construction is nearing completion on the first section of the Valentine Return Levee and is also making progress on the tie-in between the return levee and Segment C4 of Lockport to Larose. This will provide additional flood controls inside the Lockport to Larose system.
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NLLD JOB POSTINGS

The NLLD is now accepting resumes for two full-time positions in the District's office in Raceland:



Resumes may be emailed to info@northlafourchelevee.com by the deadline of April 24, 2019 to be considered.


UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TODAY
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Location: NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1 in Raceland

5:00 PM
Finance and Priority Committee

5:15 PM (or immediately following F&P)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners



STAY CONNECTED
2018 NLLD Board of Commissioners
Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo "Jay" Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Joni Tuck

Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie, Administrative Assistant
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.