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

The Report to Congress


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Repaired and replanted levee. Dallas, TX.
Repaired and replanted levee. Dallas, TX. Courtesy of City of Dallas Flood Control District.
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Report Cover for the draft Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program.

The National Committee on Levee Safety (NCLS) 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." In their report entitled Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program: A Report to Congress from the National Committee on Levee Safety (January 2009), the NCLS presented 20 recommendations that, when taken together, will establish the basis for a comprehensive and effective National Levee Safety Program.

The Report to Congress

  1. Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program: A Report to Congress from the National Committee on Levee Safety, January 15, 2009 (pdf, 5.30 MB)
  2. Presentation on the Report to Congress, January 15, 2009 (pdf, 1.59 MB)
  3. Status of the Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program (Updated, July 2011)

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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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