Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program ...From the National Committee on Levee Safety

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Photo of Members of the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers inspect the site of a levee where severe seepage threatens the integrity of the levee in downtown Valley City, ND.
Valley City, ND, April 13, 2009 -- Members of the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers inspect the site of a levee where severe seepage threatens the integrity of the levee in downtown Valley City, ND. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA.
An aerial view of Valley City, ND shows the extent of flooding by the Sheyenne River.
Valley City, ND, April 16, 2009 - An aerial view of Valley City, ND shows the extent of flooding by the Sheyenne River. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA.

Congress created the National Committee on Levee Safety to "develop recommendations for a national levee safety program, including a strategic plan for implementation of the program." The Committee adopted the vision of "an involved public and reliable levee systems working as part of an integrated approach to protect people and property from floods," and has been working toward this goal since October 2008.

The Committee is made up of representatives from state, regional, and local agencies, the private sector, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Photo of Members of the National Committee on Levee Safety visit newly constructed flood protection structures in New Orleans in April 2011.
Members of the National Committee on Levee Safety visit newly constructed flood protection structures in New Orleans in April 2011.

What's New

December Levee Safety Connections (pdf, 341 KB)

NAFSMA resolution (pdf, 64.8 MB) supports a national levee safety program.

ASCE testifies in support of a national levee safety program. (pdf, 146 KB)

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What percentage of the approximately 15,000 miles of levees in US Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program are operated and maintained by local sponsors?

  1. 10%
  2. 25%
  3. 65%
  4. 85%

Answers to this, and past, questions.