About RRABB

The Red River, Atchafalaya & Bayou Boeuf Levee District serves parishes of Avoyelles, Rapides and St. Landry.

Levees in the district include:

 
Red River Levee
76.4 miles of levee beginning at high ground at Hot Wells, continuing along the right descending bank of Bayou Jean de Jean to Red River, and on the right bank of Red River to Lake Long. (The levee downstream from the Lake Long crevasse to the end of the system is not maintained at this time.)
10 miles of the levee on the left descending bank of Red River beginning at Cassandra Hills.
 
Big Bend-Bayou Des Glaises Loop Levee
15.4 miles of levee beginning at the Mansura Hills to Hamburg Levee at Bordelonville, parallel to Bayou des Glaises on the right descending bank, and rejoining the Mansura Hills to Hamburg Levee about 3 miles northeast of Hamburg.
 
Rigolette Levee
15.24 miles of levee beginning at the Grand-Rapides Parish line and extending on the left descending bank of Red River to the hills south of Bayou Rigolette.
 
Mansura Hills to Hamburg Levee
20.3 miles of levee beginning east of Mansura, extending downstream on the left descending bank of Bayou Des Glaises to Bordelonville, crossing the bayou and extending the Bayou Des Glaises Loop, then following the right bank of the bayou to Hamburg to join the Bayou Des Glaises Fuse Plug Levee and the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.
 
Bayou Des Glaises Fuse Plug Levee
8.1 miles of fuse plug levee at the head of the West Atchafalaya Basin Floodway, extending on the right descending bank of the bayou from Hamburg to Simmesport, where it joins the West Atchafalaya River Levee.
 
West Atchafalaya River Levee
43 miles of levee on the right bank of the Atchafalaya River through St. Landry Parish ending below Krotz Springs at Bayou Courtableu.
 
West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee
35 miles of levee from the junction of the Mansura Hills to Hamburg Levee and the Bayou Des Glaises Fuse Plug Levee at Hamburg to the point where the levee crosses Bayou Courtableu at Port Barre.
 
Ring Levee which encompass the town of Melville and Krotz Springs.
               
Flood Gates within the District
Spanish Bayou Flood Gates and Pumping Station (Rapides Parish)
Bayou Rapides Flood Gates and Pumping Station (Rapides Parish)
Hawks Flood Gate (Rapides Parish)
Bayou Philip Flood Gates (Rapides Parish)
Bayou Rapides Flood Gates - Old Ice House (Rapides Parish)
Bayou Rapides Flood Gate – 16th Street (Rapides Parish)
Bayou Rapides Flood Gate – Thrifty Nichol (Rapides Parish)
Diversion Canal Flood Gate (Rapides Parish)
Pineville Levee Flood Gate – (by Lee J’s Restaurant) (Rapides Parish)
Pineville Levee Flood Gate - (at Purple Heart Bridge) (Rapides Parish)
 
Brouillette Levee Flood Gate (Avoyelles Parish)
Bayou Lamourie Flood Gate (Rapides Parish)
Coulee De Grese Flood Gate (Avoyelles Parish)
Hamburg Flood Gate (Avoyelles Parish)
Simmesport Flood Gate – Ring Levee (Avoyelles Parish)
 
Melville Flood Gate – North Ring Levee (St. Landry Parish)
Melville Flood Gate – South Ring Levee (St. Landry Parish)
Krotz Spring Flood Gate – North Ring Levee (St. Landry Parish)
 
The District has 3 commissioners, one each from Avoyelles, Rapides and St. Landry Parishes. There are 27 employees, with maintenance crews in each parish. Heavy equipment is maintained for levee and drainage maintenance. The board meets monthly, in Alexandria on the first Tuesday.
 
Commissioner Rapides Parish and Board President
Chris J. Roy, Jr
 
Commissioner Avoyelles Parish and Board Vice-President                           
Keith Lacombe                                                  

Commissioner St. Landry Parish
Andrew C. Leon

Executive Director
Warren Byrd (wbyrd@rrabb.net)

Levee Board Operations Superintendent
Jake Walker (jwalker@rrabb.net)

Office Administrator and Board Secretary
Debbie Hooper Lafleur (dlafleur@rrabb.net)