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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 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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  • We have updated our Levee Safety Areas! Click HERE to see our new map and POC's.
  • Before you drill on or near a levee, you must submit a Drilling Program Plan in accordance with EM 1110-2-1807

This web page was updated: July 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.