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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 58 Federally authorized and constructed Levee Systems and 1 Non-Federally Constructed Levee System. All systems are assigned to one of our  8 Levee Safety Points of Contact. Any proposed modifications to these systems must be technically reviewed by Louisville District through the Section 408 Alteration Program. For more information about Levee Safety or Section 408, please contact us via the information listed below.

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) 315-6305.

For a map view showing all locations of USACE offices broken down by Division and District, please click here. Or, if you are searching for the closest USACE office to your address or zip code, please use this form.



  • The Levee Safety Engineering Circular (EC 1165-2-218) Has Been Published!

We highly recommend that all Local Levee Sponsors read thoroughly. Click HERE to access the publication. Please reach out to your LSPOC if you have any questions.

  • The Engineering Manual for Pipes Associated with Levees (EM 1110-2-2902) Has Been Published!

Click HERE to access the publication. Please reach out to your LSPOC if you have any questions.

This web page was updated: December 2020.

PL 84-99: Rehabilitation Program Eligibility

Current eligibility criteria for a levee system to remain active in the Rehabilitation Program (RP) under PL 84-99 can be found HERE.

Eligibility determinations for levee systems are currently based on a subset of inspection items as listed in paragraph 6.f.(3) of this document.