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Fact Sheet 2013–3075

Prepared in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Water Resources of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

By Lawrence B. Prakken and John K. Lovelace

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This fact sheet presents a brief overview of groundwater and surface-water resources in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Information on the availability, past and current use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is discussed. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System ( are the primary sources of the information presented here.

First posted November 20, 2013

For additional information contact:
Director, Louisiana Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 120
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Suggested citation:

Prakken, L.B., and Lovelace, J.K., Water resources of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3075, 6 p.,

ISSN 2327-6916 (print)

ISSN 2327-6932 (online)



Groundwater Resources

The Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer

Gramercy Aquifer

Surface-Water Resources

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