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Photo of Chino Canyon Levee. Palm Springs, CA. 2008.
Chino Canyon Levee. Palm Springs, CA. 2008. Courtesy of Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
Photo of Chenango River with water surface elevation near top of project during flood of record. Binghamton, NY. 2006.
Chenango River with water surface elevation near top of project during flood of record. Binghamton, NY. 2006. Courtesy of NYSDEC.

Since completing their Report to Congress in 2009, members of the NCLS have made over made 30 presentations to a variety of associations, professional membership groups, and nonprofits interested in the development of a Levee Safety Program.

Committee members continue to reach out to explain the state of levees in the United States, the need for a consistent, integrated national approach to levee safety, and seek informal feedback on the recommendations outlined in the Report to Congress.

Recent conferences presentations have included:

  • Society of American Military Engineers Joint Engineer Training Conference
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers Annual National Conference
  • Tribal Assistance Coordination Group (Bureau of Indian Affairs) National Workshop
  • National Flood Determination Association Annual Conference & Retreat
  • Family Farm Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Upper Mississippi, Illinois & Missouri Rivers Association
  • 2011 River Restoration Northwest Annual Symposium
  • Floodplain Management Association
  • US Society on Dams Levee Workshop
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials
  • National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies

If your organization would like to hear from the NCLS or for copies of presentations from past conferences, please contact the NCLS Program Manager at contact@leveesafety.org.

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Photo of Mississippi River Levee. Midwest Flood. 1993
Mississippi River Levee. Midwest Flood. 1993. Courtesy of FEMA.

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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?

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