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Misconceptions and misunderstanding about levees abound. What is your Levee IQ?
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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?
The median length of time homeowners maintain their flood insurance policies is:
The average age of levees in the U.S. is:
How many miles of levees are estimated to be within the United States?
True or False? All levees in the United States are under the jurisdiction of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
False. The vast majority of the levees across the nation are not part of any federal program. There are approximately 14,800 miles of levee enrolled in US Army Corps of Engineers programs (including those built by the Corps and locally maintained) and another 14,000 -16,000 miles estimated to be operated by other federal agencies (US Bureau of Reclamation, National Resources Conservation Service).
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)