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July 16, 2019
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
Feds Work to Reduce Estimated Cost of Morganza to the Gulf System
Local levee officials are hopeful about the possibility of receiving federal funding for construction of the Morganza to the Gulf hurricane protection system following the Army Corps of Engineers' June announcement that the cost estimate of the project has been lowered from about $10.6 billion in 2014 to $3.2 billion to achieve the same level of protection.

NLLD Board President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois attended a June 20 meeting on Capitol Hill hosted by Congressman Garret Graves (photos below) to discuss how this significant cost reduction could help secure federal funding and complete construction of the Morganza to the Gulf system by 2035. Also in attendance were representatives from Congressman Steve Scalise's office, the South Lafourche and Terrebonne levee districts, and the Corps of Engineers District, Division and Headquarters.

"We're getting to the point where we have an actually buildable or digestible project when looking at the funding realities," said Congressman Graves.

While Morganza to the Gulf has been authorized by Congress twice - in 2007 and in 2014 - it has yet to receive one dollar of federal funds for construction.

The NLLD thanks Congressman Graves for facilitating this meeting to discuss next steps toward federal funding and for his tireless efforts through the years to advocate for the Morganza project!

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Lockport to Larose Reach C4
Angelette-Picciola is continuing work to raise the height of Reach C4 of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Levee with activity now focused around the Edgar Guidry Pump Station in Valentine.

Meanwhile, Onshore Materials, LLC continues excavation of a new drainage canal, placing material to backfill the old canal along the levee to stabilize the existing levee. About one mile of excavation/stabilization remains.

The complete Lockport to Larose levee improvement project will increase the height and stability of the levee to +7.5' elevation and significantly increase drainage capacity in the area.
NLLD Participates in Coastal Day
NLLD Executive Assistant Katie Deroche greeted visitors at the NLLD booth during Coastal Day at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on June 19.

"Coastal Day is a great opportunity for us to showcase our levees and the work we are all doing to provide flood protection to residents and businesses. It also demonstrates how our North Lafourche, South Lafourche and Terrebonne levee districts all are working together to keep our communities safe and dry," said NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois.
Levee Consortium Meeting
NLLD Executive Director
Dwayne Bourgeois
updated fellow members of the Coastal Levee Consortium on the national flood insurance program during a June 26 meeting in
Baton Rouge.
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TODAY
Tuesday, July 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
2019 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
Who We Are:

Dwayne Bourgeois
Executive Director

Katie DeRoche
Executive Assistant

Madonna Viguerie
Administrative Assistant

Arthur Ostheimer
Project Manager

Glenn Bourgeois
Field Coordinator

Peggy Boudwin
Office Assistant
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Staff:

Board President:
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.