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September 16, 2019
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
Nearly $22 Million in State and Local Funds Will Expedite Construction of
5 North Lafourche Projects
The North Lafourche Levee District will construct five levee and drainage projects with $21.87 million in state and local funds as part of an agreement signed between Governor John Bel Edwards and NLLD officials.

The NLLD funding is part of a larger announcement made by Gov. Edwards on September 5 in Thibodaux, allocating a total of $41.7 million from GOMESA funding and state budget surplus to Lafourche Parish flood protection projects, including the five in North Lafourche and three projects within the South Lafourche Levee District.

"Lafourche Parish is a great example of proactive planning and investment in flood protection," said Gov. Edwards. "GOMESA funding allows us to make those plans a reality by accelerating important flood protection projects that provide a vital service to the people of this region."

"These funds are allowing us to move forward more quickly on some desperately needed flood protection projects in the District," said NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois. "These projects protect the 66,000 people who live here as well as countless travelers along Highway 90, a major hurricane evacuation route."


The five NLLD projects slated for construction are:

• Levee improvements in Gheens, increasing the height of four miles of levee from 4 feet to 7 feet

• Replacement of the old pump station in Des Allemands

• Installation of a deployable structure to close Hollywood Canal when needed to protect 1,800 homes and businesses from backwater flooding in Bayou Blue

• Enhancements to the 40 Arpent Canal Levee from Lockport Company Canal to Butch Hill Station, protecting 3,500 homes and businesses.

•Construction of 1,500 feet of levee from Bayou Folse to Highway 90, allowing NLLD to elevate existing levees in the area to 6.5 feet
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Ramona Pump Station Dedication
NLLD hosted a dedication ceremony for the recently completed Ramona Pump Station on September 6, honoring the late Ramona Pierce who generously donated the use of her land for the pump station in the St. Charles community.

We thank Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux for their assistance with this project and Bishop Shelton Fabre for blessing the Ramona Pump Station.
Congressman Scalise Tours Morganza Levees
Following a helicopter tour of the locally-built Morganza to the Gulf levees on August 26, Congressman Steve Scalise ramped up his call for $2.1 billion in federal money to complete the vital hurricane protection project.

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois narrated the tour for Congressman Scalise and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, pointing out that the 48 miles of 12-foot levees built to date along the Morganza alignment were funded with $450 million in only local tax revenue and state funds. Recent estimates by the Corps for completion of the entire system at a height of 18-20 feet put the cost at $3.2 billon, which will require significant federal support, Scalise explained.

Committee Formed to Address Flood Insurance

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois has been named a member of the new National Flood Insurance and Coastal Insurability Subcommittee formed by the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

The group will help unify efforts to address issues with the flood insurance program and advocate for policy changes.
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Location: NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1 in Raceland

5:15 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.