by KAREN LAGRANGE COX
On August 10, 2023, United States Representative Clay Higgins of Louisiana’s Third District visited the flood mitigation ponds constructed by the City of Youngsville. The Mayor of Youngsville, Ken Ritter, served as the tour guide.
The tour included a visit to three substantial completed flood mitigation projects: Bailey Grove Regional Detention Pond Project at Bayou Parc Perdu (north and south), the LaSalle Coulee Regional Retention Pond Project on Larriviere Road, and ponds on Anslem Coulee.
Ritter aims to beautify the ponds, adding walking paths, and playground areas where feasible while also providing flood protection for Youngsville.