Committee guiding state flood relief spending embraces regional watershed approach

18 Dec 2019

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The 19-person committee created to outline how to spend Acadiana's share of federal flooding and drainage aid met for the first time Tuesday and embraced a regional approach to flood management.

A map of regional watershed districts that will be used the Louisiana Watershed Initiative to guide the spending of a $1.2 billion federal grant.

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is responsible for overseeing how the state spends $1.2 billion in federal disaster relief funds, which it is orchestrating through eight regional steering committees. The Region 5 committee met Tuesday in Lafayette and encompasses all of Acadiana and several surrounding parishes.

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