South Lafourche Levee District
The South Lafourche Levee District is a state agency run by a board of locally appointed commissioners. Their work is to develop plans that will provide flood protection from tidal waters and hurricanes. The board was formed by the state legislature in 1968 in response to the need to find a local sponsor for the Corps of Engineers Larose to Golden Meadow Hurricane Protection Project. This project was authorized by Congress on October 27, 1965. Unfortunately, the first work on the levee did not begin until 1976.

Our levees have survived many storms over the years including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008.  During these storms the area experienced storm surges taht were greater than those of Hurricane Juan in 1985.  Ant though the waters rose high, our levees held strong and did not overtop.
The Hurricane Protection Levees are designed to protect the area from Larose to south of Golden Meadow, LA from category two (2) hurricanes. To provide this protection the levees were built with a wide base with an elevation of +13 ft. above sea level on the south end and +9 ft. on the north end. The base of the levee varies from 150 to 400 ft. wide.

The ring levee was closed in 1996.  A third lift has been added to all sections except for C-North (Larose area).  New elevations now range from +16 ft. at the south end (Golden Meadow) and +9 ft. at the north end (Larose). 
The levees are properly maintained with good grass cover to ensure their survival against hurricane surges.

Contact South Lafourche Levee District

Mary Punch
P.O. Box 426
Galliano, Louisiana  70354
Phone: (985) 632-7554
Fax: (985) 632-7555


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