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

DRAFTS:  Larose (Ted Gisclair Floodgate)   10 ft       

                Golden Meadow (Leon Theriot Lock)   13 ft



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NOTE:  The below times do not apply when a total closure  (no foreseeable openings are scheduled) is observed.

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

Scheduled openings for Leon Theriot Lock:   Every half hour on the hour and half hour (i.e. 10:00, 10:30, 12:00, 11:30, etc.)



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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