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Photo of Valley City, ND, April 16, 2011 -- The Sheynne River is now expeted to crest at a all time high of 22.5 feet.
Valley City, ND, April 16, 2011 -- The Sheynne River is now expeted to crest at a all time high of 22.5 feet. Photo:Michael Rieger/FEMA
Photo of Kindred, ND, April 15, 2011 -- Flooding in Cass County.
Kindred, ND, April 15, 2011 -- Flooding in Cass County. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

With spring flooding season bringing record floods to the Mississippi River valley and Midwest, the National Committee on Levee Safety is mindful of the important role that levees play in managing the nation's flood risk.

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Members of the NCLS have made over 30 presentations to a variety of associations, professional membership groups, and nonprofits interested in the development of a Levee Safety Program. Click here to see a list of recent presentations.

For more information or to share your ideas with the NCLS, please contact the National Committee on Levee Safety Program Manager at contact@leveesafety.org.

Photo of Flooding in Illinois
IL, April 15, 2011 -- Flood Insurance: The Best Defense Against Rising Waters. Photo: Mike Moore/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?

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

Answers to this, and past, questions.