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Board of Commissioners
George W. Broussard, Sr.,
Nolan Smith, Sr.
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.
The NLLD office is located at 627 Jackson Street,
Thibodaux, LA 70301.
Levee District Awards Contract for Bayou Onion Dredging Project
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee & Drainage District (NLLD) has awarded the contract for the first phase of the District’s Bayou Onion clearing and maintenance dredging project. The contract was awarded to a local contractor, Sea Level Construction, in the amount of $201,460 for a contract period of 120 days.
The project includes clearing Bayou Onion and the adjacent rights of way of obstructions and vegetation from the Dixie Canal, which leads to Grand Bayou, to the 80 Arpent Canal north of Thibodaux. The next phase of the project is maintenance dredging and will likely be done by NLLD’s deep water excavator after the clearing is complete. The project will improve drainage for the Thibodaux, Sugar Ridge and Choupic Communities.
“The North Lafourche Levee District has been working on a systematic approach to improving drainage for Thibodaux and the Choupic, Chackbay, Choctaw, and Kraemer communities. This project is just one component of our larger plan to perform the clearing and the maintenance dredging of all of the major outflow channels that impact the drainage of these communities,” says Dwayne Bourgeois, Executive Director of NLLD.
NLLD has already completed clearing and maintenance dredging projects for the Boudreaux and Legendre Canals. The District’s next clearing and maintenance dredging project will be the 80 Arpent Canal from Caldwell Plantation to Laurel Valley.
Visit Our Website for Updated Information on Levee and Drainage Projects Around the District
The latest news on levee and drainage projects throughout the North Lafourche Levee District is available online at www.NorthLafourcheLevee.com.
On April 11, NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois updated the District’s Comprehensive Drainage and Flood Protection Project report, detailing the status of over 80 projects and project segments.
In the updated CDFPP report and on the Projects pages of the website, visitors can learn more about progress made on levee improvements in the Thibodaux-Lockport-Bayou Blue, Lockport to Larose, and Valentine areas; clearing and dredging of Company Canal, Mathews Canal, 80 Arpent Canal East, and Bayou Onion; drainage projects in Thibodaux and the Lake Boeuf watershed; and other proposed, ongoing, and completed efforts.
To read the entire CDFPP or review the status of a project near you, visit NorthLafourcheLevee.com.
Invite NLLD DIrector to Speak to Your Organization
If members of your club or community group would like to learn more about the work of the levee district in protecting life and property in North Lafourche, or updates on the national flood insurance program, please contact the NLLD office at 985-537-2244. Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois would be delighted to visit with you and make a presentation to your group!