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Statewide Drainage Plan (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-28

Duration: 00:06:40

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | FLOODS | DRAINAGE


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Bryant, James Interviewee
  • Cointment, Willard Interviewee
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the May 28, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on State Representative Richard Baker’s bill to create a statewide drainage plan to help alleviate flooding in Louisiana. The proposed legislation creates a state committee to screen local drainage projects and provide state matching funds for 50% of the project’s cost. This report also includes details on the drainage plan already created in Ascension Parish. Host: Beth George