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August 26, 2021
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
News from the NLLD
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NLLD is Working to Protect Us
During hurricane season and throughout the year, our levee district's one and only focus is strengthening flood protection and drainage systems in North Lafourche to protect your homes and businesses. We urge you to heed all weather advisories from local authorities to keep your family safe as we face any storms in the days and weeks ahead.
Local Officials Welcome Congressman Scalise for Tour of Grand Bayou Floodgate
Scalise also announces $19 million Congressional funding proposal for MTG intracoastal floodgate near Larose.
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois joined Terrebonne and South Lafourche levee district directors, other local officials and LA CPRA Chairman Chip Kline to welcome Congressman Steve Scalise for a tour of the recently completed Grand Bayou Floodgate on August 20. The floodgate is located along the eastern end of the Morganza to the Gulf (MTG) hurricane protection system in Lafourche Parish, connecting MTG to the South Lafourche system in Cut Off.

During the tour, Rep. Scalise also announced $19 million in appropriations for the engineering and design of a critical MTG floodgate across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Larose that he and Congressman Garret Graves have championed in the House. 

"I recently secured $19.3 million in community project funding for the GIWW East Floodgate in the House Energy and Water bill. This exclusive construction funding opportunity dedicated to Morganza through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will help advance construction of this key component of the Morganza project, and if it is approved by the Senate and signed into law, it will follow the $12.46 million in Corps funding I helped secured for the project at the beginning of 2021," said Congressman Scalise. 

“A floodgate on the intracoastal canal tying in the Morganza program to the Lafourche Ridge is substantial because it forms part of the comprehensive approach we need to take in coastal Louisiana. We would be able to protect the entire region with the floodgate. This is an example of the years of continued attention that Congressmen Graves and Scalise have given to dealing with flood protection of South Louisiana," explains South Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole.
USACE Chief Meets with Levee Directors during Tour of Morganza System
Lt. General Scott Spellmon, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, traveled to Lafourche and Terrebonne on August 18 for a helicopter tour of the levees and floodgates local and state partners have already constructed as part of the Morganza to the Gulf project. He was accompanied by Colonel Stephen Murphy, Commander and District Engineer of the USACE New Orleans District.

During the visit, Chief Spellmon and Col. Murphy met with representatives of the North Lafourche and Terrebonne levee districts and Morganza Action Coalition to discuss progress on MTG and priority needs that could be completed with USACE investment.
Upcoming NLLD Board of Commissioners Meetings:
Tuesday, September 21, 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