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Levee Safety Meeting 2018

"Meeting the Nation's Levee Challenges"

The Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted the 7th Levee Safety Meeting.


There were approximately 25 levee systems represented with 100 total participants!

The Louisville District would like to thank all of our Levee Sponsors, A/E's, Vendors, and everyone who participated in the 7th Levee Safety Meeting.




If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (502) 315-6291 or Louisville District Levee Safety Program.




Day 1

Applying Risk - Ryan Jeffries, P.E., Chief, Geotechnical & Water Resources Branch, Alternative Levee Safety Officer

Tips to Expedite Your Alteration Review - Bonnie Jennings, P.E., PMP, Section 408 Coordinator

Future of FEMA Accreditations - David Lasoski, P.E., Levee Safety Area Representative (LSAR)

FEMA (Accreditation, LAMP, Recent Guidance Updates, & Coordination with USACE) - Roger Dennick, P.E., CFM, FEMA Region V Service Center Lead & Christine Gaynes, CFM, FEMA Region V Civil Engineer

Potential Funding Sources - Brandon Brummett, P.E., PMP, USACE Outreach Coordinator

EOC, Assistance During Flood Events & PL 84-99 Requests - George Minges, P.E., Emergency Operations Manager

Drone Support in 2018 Flooding in Campbell County for ROI - Ryan Hermann, Drone Coordinator, PDSKC

Sponsor Presentation: Louisville Metro Levee Sponsor - MSD - Rehabilitation of Aging Pump Stations - Josh Dickerson, P.E., Flood Protection Projects Administrator, Louisville Metro Levee System


Day 2

Review the Draft Version of the Latest Inspection of Completed Works Checklist used during Routine and Periodic Inspections - Cory Williams, P.E., Levee Safety Program Manager, Memphis District

Levee System Summaries and Importance of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) - Will Puckett, P.E. Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Levee Safety Technical Reviewer

Real Estate Issues in Levee Management - Lisa Taylor, Assistant District Counsel

Overview of ER 1110-1-1807 "Drilling in Earth Embankment Dams and Levees" Requirements and Processes for Drilling in or Below a Levee - Steven Shifflett, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer

LRL Water Management - Overview of USACE Reservoir Operations - Jamie Blanton, Hydrology and Hydraulics Section, Water Management Team

New NLD Website Overview - Paul Deatrick, GISP, GIS Coordinator

Megger Testing - Jeff Timbas, P.E., Electrical Engineer

PL 84-99 Repairs - Jason Koenig, P.G., Levee Safety Area Representative

Sponsor Presentation: MSD Louisville Catastrophic Urban Flood Plan - John "JP" Carsone, Flood Protection Supervisor, MSD