South Lafourche Levee District

Richard "Dick" Guidry Complex

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

Bayou Water Level Control


The Bayou Lafourche Water Control project is a series of proposed levees, weirs, and drainage structures that will allow the SLLD to better control the level of the water in Bayou Lafourche when the floodgates and locks are closed.  

USACE issued the permit for the project on November 29, 2021. GIS is coordinating with DNR to extend that previously issued permit


GIS is coordinating with pipeline and utility companies to satisfy requirements necessary to cross their pipelines. Three of the seven prospective agreements have been signed. Phillips 66 has informed us that an agreement will not be necessary.


GIs has developed servitude requirements for the project and forward the proposed maps to SLLD attorney.


Plans and specifications for the project have been completed. We can begin advertising for bids once the permitting and land issues are resolved.


GIS has surveyed the adjacent Chevron pipeline to allow Chevron to prepare a Letter of No Objection.


Estimated Advertise Date: Q1 2023

Estimated Completion Date: TBD

Proposed Elevation: 13’


Engineering firm is J. Wayne Plaisance

Updated October 2022