Louisiana Water Resources Workshop, DeWitt Center at LSUA, Alexandria, LA, June 26, 2012
Purpose: To acquaint County Agents, farmers, land owners, agency staff, and elected officials with laws, rights, agency responsibilities, and opportunities for improved utilization of Louisiana’s surface water resources.
Location and date: DeWitt Center, June 26, 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (box lunch provided)
- Long-term rainfall patterns
- Surface and Ground Water use and availability, USGS Water Use Survey
- Surface Water (riparian) and Ground Water (rule of capture) rights accruing to land owners, Law review articles: Levine, 1984; Klebba, 1993; and Davis and Wilkins, 2011
- Regulatory Agencies: Corps, wetlands, navigation; DOTD, dam safety, reservoirs; DNR, contractor licensing, 60-day advance notice of intent to drill, well registration; DW&F, scenic streams, endangered species; DEQ, TMDLs, wetlands
- Louisiana surface water development examples: Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District; Sabine River Diversion, Toledo Bend Energy, Sabine River Authority; Canaervon, Davis Pond, and Bayou Lafourche Diversions; Naomi and Pointe a la Hache Siphons; Sydney A. Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Station; West Monroe sewage effluent polishing and recycling; Lincoln-Union Initiative; Red Bayou Irrigation District; traditional riparian (and non-riparian) land owner irrigation from the Red, Ouachita, Cane, and Black Rivers, Bayous Bartholomew and Teche; Reservoir Development
- Surface water development examples from neighboring states: Arkansas, Plum Bayou, Grand Prairie, Union County; Mississippi, YMD Joint Water Management District, Leland; Texas water use projections; Oklahoma Water Management Plan.
- Surface water development resources-Corps, USDA, Congress, industry, taxes.
For More information, contact Dr. Bill Branch, (225) 578-3153 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org