Ground Water Management Regulations (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Louisiana

Applies to States or Provinces Louisiana
Name Ground Water Management Regulations (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The rules and regulations apply to the management of the state's ground water resources. In addition, the Commissioner of Conservation has recommended that oil and gas operators with an interest in drilling or hydraulic fracturing prevent and minimize reductions of freshwater recharge into aquifer systems. Developers must choose their ground water sources wisely and should use surface water resources where feasible.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Chris Delmar
Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Office of Conservation - Environmental Division
Address PO Box 94396
Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70804-9396
Phone 225-342-8244