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November 12, 2018
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
COMMISSIONER SPOTLIGHT:
Kenney Matherne
"I accepted the commitment to serve on the NLLD Board nine years ago because I care about our community and our way of life."

ALERT: West Choupic Storm Water Protection Project
The North Lafourche Levee District and engineer Leonard Chauvin, P.E, P.L.S., Inc. (LCI) are in the preliminary stages of the West Choupic Stormwater Protection Project and are now working to identify the best location for the new levee to be constructed.

Residents may have noticed flags placed in the West Choupic area, which are a result of LCI’s survey of wetland boundaries in the area as defined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This information will be very useful in helping us select the levee location and plan for future permit applications. At this time the final location of the levee has not been determined. The flags do not represent the location of the project levee as that has not yet been determined and no permit applications have been submitted.

NLLD will host public meetings in the West Choupic community before a location is finalized to share information with local residents and get their input. In addition, NLLD has not yet finalized a timeline for constructing the levee and will not do so until future public meetings are held with the community.

With the support of the community, the NLLD is very optimistic about the district’s ability to complete the West Choupic Storm Water Protection Project and provide the flood protection needed in this area.

If you have any additional questions regarding this project or any other projects, please contact the NLLD office at  985.537.2244  or email at  info@northlafourchelevee.com .
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Lockport to Larose - Reaches A1, A2 and Claudet Return Levee
The NLLD has completed projects that raise Lockport to Larose Reaches A1, A2 and the Claudet Return Levee to 7.5 feet in elevation, significantly increasing flood protection for the vulnerable Town of Lockport.

The A1, A2, Claudet Return, and Company Canal levees along the Bayou Lafourche ridge form a ring levee around the town of Lockport, which currently has some land that sits at less than 1 foot above sea level. As a result of NLLD building this levee system higher and stronger, the system is currently tied together with +7.5 feet of protection and the flood risk for the residents and businesses of Lockport is greatly reduced.

The A1, A2 and Claudet Return Levee represent an investment of over $2.8 million for flood protection in this area.
Lockport to Larose Reach D3 Defends Against High Tides
Reach D3 of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Project proved its strength last month as it held back high tides from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW).

As seen in the photo above, this levee segment that the NLLD recently raised to 7.5 feet elevation stood up to the rising tide as designed, protecting the community of Larose.

The Reach D3 project included the raising and re-sectioning of the Lockport to Larose levee system along the GIWW from the Larose Pump Station at the end of Reach D2 to the beginning of Reach D4 at Allied Shipyard.
NLLD Board of Commissioners Elects Officers
The NLLD Board of Commissioners held its annual board elections on October 16, 2018, re-electing its three presiding officers to serve another term.

Pictured above (from left) are Kenney Matherne, Cory Kief and Tim Allen who were elected by their fellow commissioners to serve as secretary/treasurer, president and vice-president respectively, with 25 years of combined experience as NLLD Board members. Kief has served on the Board for nine years, Allen for seven years, and Matherne for nine years.

"I love serving this Board and the people. It means so much to make a difference in the community," said Kief, who also serves as president of the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana.

"Communities live and thrive because of people who serve, and members of the NLLD Board all volunteer because serving is important to them. Thank you for continuing to elect me through the years, and it is an honor and a privilege to serve you and serve with you," he said.
IN THE NEWS
NLLD is BIG Member of the Month

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois talked about NLLD's work to build strong drainage and flood protection systems for local residents at the November 5 Bayou Industrial Group l uncheon, where NLLD was honored as "BIG Member of the Month."
NLLD Board President Meets with Senator Cassidy

NLLD Board President Cory Kief took the opportunity to talk to Senator Bill Cassidy about local flood protection priorities on November 7 before the senator spoke at a regional luncheon hosted by area Chambers of Commerce.
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois will be featured on
HTV's Going Public
Tuesday, November 27
6:45 pm
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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 Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Shawn Preston, Sr.
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.