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October 15, 2018
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
COMMISSIONER SPOTLIGHT:
Joni Tuck
"NLLD is committed to finding innovative solutions to our complex water issues so we can all continue to live here."
Morganza and Flood Insurance Top Discussions at National Flood Control Meeting
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois attended the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (MVFCA) meeting in Washington, D.C. earlier this month where he advocated for federal funding for the Morganza levee system and for reform to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

He is one of two members of the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana appointed to the MVFCA Executive Committee. The meeting in D.C. included members of Congress who represent districts all along the Mississippi Valley and high ranking members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Dwayne talked to USACE officials and members of Louisiana's Congressional Delegation about the need for federal funding to complete and maintain the Morganza system. He also met with staff from the Senate Banking Committee on the Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition's suggestions for how the NFIP could address repeatedly flooded homes and encourage private market participation in flood insurance. The current extension to the NFIP expires November 30, 2018.
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection
Onshore Materials, LLC is excavating a new canal and filling the old canal along Reaches C4, C5 and D1 on the western end of the Lockport to Larose Hurricane Protection Project. Contractors have moved past Entergy power lines with their initial digs.

With the recent wet weather, excavation has slowed a bit as the old canal is being kept open to allow the pump station to operate efficiently.

The Lockport to Larose project will stabilize flood protection by re-sectioning a levee along the 40 Arpent line from the new Valentine Return Levee, past the Edgar Guidry Pump Station to the Arceneaux Pump Station (private), ultimately creating a consistent overall height of protection. This project also includes the widening of the internal drainage canal system and increasing the overall drainage storage capacity for the area.
IN THE NEWS
Bayou Area Regional Recovery

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois joined Terrebonne Levee District Director Reggie Dupre and South Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole for a panel discussion at the September 26 meeting of the Bayou Area Regional Recovery (BARR) group at the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Dwayne provided an update on renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program and reforms that NLLD is advocating.

BARR members include Lafourche and Terrebonne nonprofits and government agencies involved in the disaster preparedness, response and recovery of our local communities.
New CPRA Director

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois attended the Coastal Levee Consortium meeting in Baton Rouge on September 20 where he met with new LA CPRA Executive Director Michael Ellison (pictured left).
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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
2018 NLLD Board of Commissioners
Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Shawn Preston, Sr.
Joni Tuck

Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie, Administrative Assistant
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.