South Lafourche Levee District

Richard "Dick" Guidry Complex

Without flood protection, nothing else matters.
        --Windell Curole

Floodgate & Lock Details


Width:  56 ft

Elevation:  -15.3 ft below sea level (bottom) 

Length of Lock:  450 ft

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Scheduled daily openings during Larose floodgate closures:
  6am ∙ 9am ∙ 1pm ∙ 6pm ∙ 10pm ∙ 2am




Please be aware that whenever high tides occur, either or both floodgates may close at any time without notice. Updates on both floodgates may be obtained through our website at, by calling the Lock in Golden Meadow at (985) 475-6233, or the South Lafourche Levee District office at (985) 632-7554.
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It is the goal of the South Lafourche Levee District to maintain the water level below a +1.0 ft. elevation.  When the gauge at the Golden Meadow lock reaches +1.0 ft. the gates will be closed. The gates at the Golden Meadow Floodwalls will also be closed.  When the gauge at the Larose Floodgate reaches +1.0 feet, the floodgate will be closed.  All other gates must be monitored closely and closed as directed by the General Manager or designee.


As of January 2008 new elevations have been adjusted and corrected markers added at all pump stations.  The South Lafourche Levee District maintains an elevation of -6 ft in levee district borrow canals.