Stakeholder Update

Regions 1 and 5 Discuss Flood Risk Throughout Watersheds, Request Feedback

The steering committees for Regions 1 and 5 met July 14 and 16, respectively, to discuss regional flood risk in preparation for long-term planning and project decision-making, as the state prepares to spend $1.2 billion in federal funds on local and regional flood mitigation projects.
The interactive flood risk presentations are available here (Region 1) and here (Region 5). The meeting recordings are available here (Region 1) and here (Region 5). Additional resources related to the flood risk discussions are on the LWI website.
The deadlines for public comment are Aug. 6 for Region 1 and Aug. 14 for Region 5. Participants can submit input in one of the following ways:

Louisiana Office of Community Development
Attn: Alexandra Carter
1450 Poydras St., Suite 1441
New Orleans, LA 70112

For a map of Louisiana’s watershed regions, click here.

Big Cypress-Sulphur and Red-Saline watershed in Region 1
Atchafalaya-Vermilion and Calcasieu-Mermetau watershed in Region 5

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