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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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NLLD to hold public informational project meetings

NLLD to hold public informational project meetings

North Lafourche Levee District representatives will hold two public informational meetings next week in regards to the Lockport to Larose Project area.

District representatives will discuss improvements that have been made to the flood protection and drainage systems from Lockport to Larose, as well as the NLLD's proposed plans for additional levee and drainage improvements in this area.

The first meeting is set for Wednesday, October 8, at the Lockport Town Hall, 710 Church Street.

The second meeting is set for Thursday, October 9 at the North Larose Fire Station, 12084 Hwy. 1, Lockport.
The meetings will begin with an open house at 5:30 followed by a presentation at 6.

The Lockport-to-Larose Project includes major maintenance and re-sectioning of the levees from Lockport to Larose along the 40 Arpent Canal and Bayou L' Bleau.

Ultimately, this project could provide a levee with a height of 7.5 feet above sea level throughout its length.
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and Drainage District was formed in 1992 to provide drainage and flood protection services for the central and northern portion of Lafourche Parish, including the entire parish north of the Intracoastal Canal in Larose.

The District includes over 250 miles of levees and drainage canals, and over 40 pump stations.

The NLLD contractor has recently wrapped up work on the Storm Surge Protection Levee at Allied Shipyard in the Larose area. This project included construction of approximately 700 linear feet of earthen levee and installation of two floodgates. The total project cost was $434,584.
The NLLD will conduct two public meetings this week to discuss the Larose-to-Lockport Project area.