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

December 19, 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
The NLLD Board of Commissioners and Staff 
 wish you a very Merry Christmas
 and a joyous New Year!

NLLD Promotes Local Levee Projects to Federal Officials Visiting Our Region

NLLD Board President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois participated in a December 5 tour of local levee and restoration projects with Corps of Engineers officials.

North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District (NLLD) representatives recently had the opportunity to promote local levee and drainage projects to federal officials visiting our area.

On December 5,  Major General Richard Kaiser, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and leaders from the USACE New Orleans District office met with Lafourche and Terrebonne levee district officials and members of the Morganza Action Coalition to discuss the progress our community is making on coastal protection and restoration and our continued need for federal support.   The group toured local levee and coastal restoration projects in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes including segments of the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
NLLD Board President Cory Kief, Commissioner Joni Tuck and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois participated in a roundtable discussion with U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on December 2 in Thibodaux.

The event, coordinated by Senator Bill Cassidy and Congressman Garret Graves focused on the value of coastal restoration to American oil and gas production, which flourishes along our coast in the Central Gulf.


Clotilda Levee Upgrades and 
Valentine Return Levee

Clotilda Levee Upgrades

The NLLD is working to resection and stabilize the Clotilda Levee, as well as bring the levee to a uniform elevation of six feet to strengthen flood protection. These Clotilda Levee upgrades are part of the Clotilda/Mathews Canal Levee Project on the eastern side of Bayou Lafourche around the Clotilda Farm, running along the Mathews Canal from the Gheens Shortcut Road to the Company Canal.  This project started in October and is about 30 percent complete. 

Valentine Return Levee

Low Land Construction is working with the NLLD to build the Lockport to Larose Valentine Return Levee between Lockport and Larose on the west side of Bayou Lafourche in the community of Valentine.  The return levee will serve as a second layer of protection should the primary levee in this area fail.  It is also an important feature in providing a nine-foot elevation ring levee for all areas west of Bayou Lafourche between Lockport and Valentine.  



NLLD Featured on November 28 "Going Public" Show on HTV

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois, Commissioner Jay Pitre, and Project Manager Arthur Ostheimer were guests on the November 28 edition of "Going Public" on HTV.  They discussed current projects in the District, the NLLD's recent tax renewal and reduction, and the National Flood Insurance Program.


Watch the video by clicking the links below:

Segment 1 - Projects and Tax Renewal

Segment 2 - National Flood Insurance Program


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