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June 30, 2021
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
News from the NLLD
NLLD's Dwayne Bourgeois Makes Presentation to Bayou Industrial Group at June 14 Luncheon
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois, Terrebonne Levee District Executive Director Reggie Dupre and South Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole gave a joint presentation to members of the Bayou Industrial Group at the organization's June 14 luncheon.

With the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning June 1, the levee directors recapped the destructive storms that came ashore along Louisiana's coast in 2020 with limited impacts in coastal Lafourche and Terrebonne, due in part to the significant levee and drainage improvements made in the area in recent years.

The leaders also updated the business group on current and recently completed projects along local levees and flood control structures, the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System and the Houma Navigation Canal Lock to protect the Bayou Region this hurricane season and beyond.

Bourgeois kicked off the presentation with a graphic displaying NOAA's predictions for the 2021 hurricane season, with three to five major hurricanes currently projected during an above-normal active season. (See graphic below.)
FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Maps for Lafourche
FEMA has released new preliminary flood maps for Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes that depict the projected risk of flooding throughout the area.

You can view the preliminary flood map for your home or business at

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and other local leaders have pushed FEMA in recent years for maps that more accurately reflect the flood control benefits of local levees and other projects that reduce flood risk and, ultimately, keep flood insurance rates in check.

A review and appeals process will be conducted before the maps are finalized. NLLD and parish officials will be reviewing the new preliminary maps in the weeks ahead to determine if revisions are needed.

Zeller/Larousse Forced Drainage Area Systems Improvements
This Phase 2 of the project in the Lake Bouef Watershed Project Area is designed to provide structural stability to the system and improve the levee to a 5-foot elevation.

The LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (LA CPRA) has approved $1 million in funding for the project, available this fiscal year in 2021. Sealevel Construction, Inc. was recently awarded the construction contract.
Morganza to the Gulf Eastern Tie-In, Reach 2 Interim Improvements
This project in the Valentine-East Project Area is designed to enhance nearly 20,000 linear feet of levee improvements to an approximate 7.5-foot elevation and modify the Ludevine Pump Station.

LA CPRA will provide $3 million through Capital Outlay/State Surplus funds for the project. Dynamic Group, LLC has been awarded the construction contract.
Upcoming NLLD Board of Commissioners Meetings:
Tuesday, July 20 2021
NLLD Office, 3862 LA 1, Racleland

5:15 pm
Finance and Priority Committee

5:30 PM or immediately following Committee Meeting
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

Agendas posted on our website 24 hours before meetings.

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.
2021 Board of Commissioners

Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Percy Gasery, Jr.
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo "Jay" Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Susan Testroet-Bergeron
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Board President:

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