An Evaluation of the Causes, Consequences, and Potential Solutions to Increased Red River Flooding in the Caddo Parish Regions of Northwest Louisiana
Project AdvisorVedlitz, Arnold
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Urban flooding is a challenge for many parts of the world, and Caddo Parish, Louisiana, is no exception. Caddo Parish, located in Northwestern Louisiana on the banks of the Red River, has been the subject of intense flooding for decades, issuing widespread devastation to many areas of the parish. As waters from rain events and upstream reservoirs deluged the Red River, countless individuals and communities were affected. In addition to damage and destruction of homes and personal belongings, sectors of the economy were also impacted, notably agriculture and industry. Rising waters jeopardized public infrastructure, affecting commerce throughout the parish, particularly waterway systems. This report, prepared by graduate students of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, per request of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, outlines policy solutions to protect the individuals and communities of Caddo Parish from future flooding.
ClientSheriff’s Office of Caddo Parish
DepartmentPublic Service and Administration
Christman, Jordan; Fields, KathrynAnn; Hebert, Steven; Kallenbach, Brandon; Martinez, Mario; Poncik, Shelby; Sumner, Amanda; Thomas, Elizabeth (2018). An Evaluation of the Causes, Consequences, and Potential Solutions to Increased Red River Flooding in the Caddo Parish Regions of Northwest Louisiana. Available electronically from
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