Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - Westupdated: May 2013
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West (SLFPA-West) is one of two levee authorities serving metropolitan New Orleans. It provides flood protection for nearly all land on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Jefferson and Orleans parishes by building, operating and maintaining flood control systems.
The Authority is made up of two levee districts: the West Jefferson Levee District, which serves the west bank portions of Jefferson Parish, and the Algiers Levee District, which serves the west bank portions of Orleans Parish. Its jurisdiction covers approximately 67 miles of hurricane flood protection levees, floodwalls and floodgates and approximately 33 miles of Mississippi River levees and floodwalls.
A seven-member board of commissioners oversees SLFPA-West. Appointed by the governor, the commissioners must fulfill a board quota as either residents of Jefferson or Orleans parishes or be professionals in engineering and other fields.

Mission Statement
At the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West, our mission is to protect life and property for those who call the west bank of Orleans and Jefferson parishes home by providing effective, efficient protection from hurricane storm surges and other high-water events that impact levees and other flood-control structures.

Contact Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West

Susan Maclay
7001 River Road
Marrero, Louisiana  70072
Phone: (504) 340-0318
Fax: (504) 340-7801


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Louisiana

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