MISSION STATEMENT

 

The Caddo Levee District was created in 1892 by Act 74 of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana for the primary purpose of maintaining and operating the levee systems along the right descending bank of Red River, as well as the levee systems of Twelve Mile Bayou and Black Bayou. 

 

The Caddo Levee District insures the integrity of the levee system throughout the year and during times of emergency, responds with trained personnel and the necessary equipment to provide protection of lives and property.

MISSION, HISTORY

HISTORY & GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

The Caddo Levee District was created in 1892 by Act 74 of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana.  The Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District is composed of seven (7) members appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Governor of the State of Louisiana.

 

The Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of 119.35 miles of levees within Caddo Parish.  There are 80.37 miles of the levee system along the right descending bank of Red River and 38.98 miles are located along Black Bayou, Twelve Mile Bayou and Cross Bayou. 

 

The Board is also charged with maintaining a levee drainage system of 250 miles and bank protection works, including pile dikes, revetments, floodgates and one pumping stations with two pumps.

 

These integrated systems protect approximately 200,000 acres of lands and over 30,000 residents from flood waters.

 

The Commissioners are also responsible for the management of over 10,000 acres of Caddo Levee Board properties.  These lands are generally leased out for three purposes:

 

1)  Oil, gas and mineral leases ‑ requests are made by party to put the land up for bids; upon the approval by the Board, the State Mineral Office handles the public bid process and negotiates the royalty interest for the Caddo Levee Board.

 

2)  Agricultural or grazing leases ‑ the Board publicly advertises for bids based upon a request by an individual or availability of land.

 

3)  Surface leases ‑ land is leased usually in one acre plots for $600.00 per year for a three‑year period for the purpose of campsites or home sites.

 

4)  Caddo Levee District has a full-time forester to manage 10,000 acres of timber.  This operation now provides approximately 25% of Caddo Levee District yearly income.

 

The Caddo Levee Board is a member of the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana, the Red River Valley Association, the Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association and the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association.  Dues are paid annually and are approved by the Board prior to payment.  The Association of Levee Boards of Louisianan and the Lower Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association usually hold their annual meetings in New Orleans in December.  The Red River Valley Association usually holds its annual meeting in Bossier City in February.

Caddo Levee District

Ali  M. Mustapha P.E., Administrator

Regular Business Hours : Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm