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.