South Lafourche Levee District

Richard "Dick" Guidry Complex

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

History of South Lafourche Levee District 


    South Louisiana Tidal Water Control Levee District was signed into existence on June 2, 1970 under the name of South Louisiana Tidal Water Control Levee District by then Governor John McKeithen.  In 1978 the name was changed to South Lafourche Levee District.

     The South Lafourche Levee District office is located in Galliano, Louisiana.  The hurricane protection system consists of over 48 miles of ring levee and has 33,400 acres within the flood protection system.  There are 6 pumping stations within the system.  The total acreage of the levee district exceeds 439,000.   For more information, go to About Us.

U.S. Representative Richard "Dick" Guidry watches as Governor John McKeithen signs the bill that will create what is now known as the South Lafourche Levee District.