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

Feedback on the National Levee Safety Program


Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program | Report to Congress | National Leadership | State Levee Safety Programs | Aligning Existing Federal Programs | Feedback on the National Levee Safety Program


Image of Map of NCLS Workshop Locations
Map of NCLS Workshop Locations
Photo of Levee in major urban area. Dallas, TX
Levee in major urban area. Dallas, TX.

Since April 2010, the National Committee on Levee Safety has held nine regional stakeholder workshops, one meeting with the Review Team that was assembled to provide initial feedback on the Committee's recommendations, and one informational webinar for Tribes. These workshops have allowed NCLS members to more broadly share their recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program and exchange in a fruitful exchange of ideas.

One of the primary benefits of these regional workshops is the opportunity to enrich the feedback on the Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program. Input was solicited from mixed groups of elected officials, flood risk managers, levee owners/operators, environmental interests, tribes and emergency managers and other interested parties.

The NCLS has developed a summary of key feedback themes for its reference as it works to further refine recommendations and consider their implementation.

The feedback gathered to date shows that numerous stakeholders support the recommendations of the NCLS. There is also significant interest in clarifying the ideas in the recommendations and tailoring them to achieve the highest degree of effectiveness.

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View of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. August 2005.
View of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. August 2005.

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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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