Gov. Edwards announces $34M for 13 flood mitigation projects, some in Acadiana

5 Aug 2021

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced $34 million in federal funding for 13 flood risk reduction projects recommended by regions throughout the state as part of the Local and Regional Projects and Programs – Round 1.

Steering committees for the state's watershed regions recommended the projects for funding, which the Council on Watershed Management approved at its meeting today.

"This announcement is the latest in a series of watershed project awards, representing major investments in reducing flood risk and creating a more resilient Louisiana." Gov. Edwards said. "In less than one year since the state received federal mitigation funding, we have announced more than $400 million in flood mitigation projects and will be announcing more in the coming months. Through the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, local and regional partners worked closely with the state to select Round 1 projects that will benefit communities statewide."

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