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November 19, 2019
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
Pushing for Our Protection
NLLD and CPRA Leaders Call for Flood Insurance Reform & Funds for Our Coast on Capitol Hill
Affordable flood insurance and a solvent national flood insurance program are critical to residents and businesses of North Lafourche and our entire region. The NLLD continues to lead a push for reforms to the system that will protect our community.

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois (right) and Executive Assistant Katie Deroche (second from left) joined Policy Advisor Lindsay Cooper from the LA Governor's Office and Mike Henry with the Alpine Group for meetings with key lawmakers and policymakers last week on NFIP reauthorization and reforms to the program.

The current Congressional deadline for NFIP reauthorization is November 21, 2019, but another extension is likely. Meanwhile, because of pressure from local communities, coastal states and Congress, FEMA recently delayed implementation of an escalated insurance premium structure called Risk Rate 2.0 until October 2021, which will allow more time for NLLD and others to push for affordability reforms.
NLLD Board President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois joined Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove, Terrebonne Levee District's Reggie Dupre and South Lafourche Levee District's Windell Curole in Washington, DC in October to push for a greater share of offshore oil royalty revenue for coastal projects.

The local group was part of a 50-member coalition of state and local leaders from Louisiana who, led by the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, held 40 meetings with federal officials.

Under the current GOMESA program, states with oil and gas production off their coasts receive 37.5% of royalty revenue from the federal government. States with onshore production receive 50% of royalty revenue. Bills filed by Senator Bill Cassidy and Congressman Garrett Graves of Louisiana would increase Louisiana's and other producing coastal states' share to 50% for reinvestment in coastal protection, restoration and resiliency.
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Edna Barrios Pump Relocation and Pump Installation
The Lafourche Parish Government's completion of the new Edna Barrios Pump Station is extremely beneficial to the North Lafourche Levee District, allowing the District to remove the old Barrios Pump Station that currently interferes with levee alignment in this area.

NLLD contractor Crosby Dredging is now mobilizing to the site to remove the old pump station structure and add a pump and debris screen to the new facility.

Lockport to Mathews Levee
Improvement Project
Contractor SeaLevel Construction is driving sheet pilings for the re-construction of a 22,000-foot earthen levee along the 40 Arpent Canal. The project will shift this levee section alignment by approximately 15 feet to improve stability and increase elevation of the levee to +7.5 feet. In addition, a portion of the adjacent reservoir canal will be backfilled and potentially relocated.
East Theriot Canal Maintenance Dredging

Project Update:
Contractor Sea Level Construction has completed the spray dredging
along the Theriot Canal as part of this maintenance dredging project to clear obstructions and vegetation from Bayou Lafourche to Lake Bouef.

UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Location: NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1 in Raceland

4:30 PM
Finance and Priority Committee

5:30 PM (or immediately following F&P)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners



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2019 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
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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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.