US Army Corps of Engineers
Louisville District

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Levee Safety Program


The mission of the Levee Safety Program is to assess the integrity and viability of levees and recommend courses of action to make sure that levee systems do not present unacceptable risks to the public, property, and environment.

Public safety is the number one priority of the USACE Levee Safety Program.

The Louisville District's levee system inventory includes 57 Federally authorized and constructed Levee Systems and 6 Non-Federally Constructed Levee Systems located in 5 Levee Safety Areas. Any proposed modifications to these systems must be technically reviewed by Louisville District. Adherence to Louisville District's Standard Operating Procedures or guidance documents during preparation of construction drawings and specifications in conjunction with any proposed modification will facilitate the review process and may reduce the length of time necessary to issue a permit or letter of no objection. For more information about Levee Safety please contact us.

Contact Us

Located at:
600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Louisville, KY 40202

Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: CELRL-ED-T-G, Levee Safety Program, Rm 921
P.O. Box 59
Louisville, KY 40201-0059

For more information, call (502) 315-6291 or email the Louisville District Levee Safety Program.

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  • Before you drill on or near a levee, you must submit a Drilling Program Plan in accordance with EM 1110-2-1807
  • The Louisville District would like to thank our Levee Sponsor's and Vendors for attending the 7th Levee Safety Meeting in December 2018.  Photos and presentations can be found Here.

This web page was updated on: October 2019