Morehouse Parish leaders seek local input for Louisiana Watershed Initiative

13 Aug 2020

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BASTROP, LA – It’s no secret Morehouse Parish has a drainage problem. That’s why the City of Bastrop has applied for a 9 million dollar grant under the Louisiana Watershed Initiative to prevent flooding and fix the bigger issue causing it.

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is an opportunity for all communities to come up with comprehensive plans in efforts to drain Lousiana.

“The thing that attracted me to this watershed project is that it’s not a political project,” Mayor Henry Cotton said. “The science has to work and in order for the science to work we have to make our case. So we have to do a real good study of where the water comes from, where it goes, how fast it can get there, and how not to negatively impact a community downstream.”

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