Free for download are digital copies of the final books covering the history of the Indiana Central Canal and the Holcomb Gardens produced as mitigation measures for the Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project in Marion County, Indiana. The completion of the books serves to fulfill Stipulation 1.I under the executed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entitled Memorandum of Agreement Among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District; the Indiana State Historic Preservation Office; and The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Regarding the Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project in Marion County, Indiana. The MOA was executed on February 18, 2017 and amended on Sept. 13, 2021, and fulfills the requirements set forth by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and its regulatory guidance in 36 CFR Part 800. With the completion of the books and pamphlets, all stipulations under the MOA have been fulfilled. 

Download them now at the following links:

A history of Indiana Central Canal

A history of Holcomb Gardens

Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed a vegetation plan and supplied a draft to the Indiana State Historic Preservation Officer (Indiana SHPO) on December 3, 2021, for their review and comment. The SHPO responded in a letter dated January 3, 2022, that the staff of the Indiana SHPO has conducted an analysis of the vegetation plan.  After reviewing the plan, the Indiana SHPO found the plan acceptable and they appreciated the effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural landscape of the historic Central Canal. The Indiana SHPO had no further comments regarding the vegetation plan at this time.

View the vegetation plan here

(July 20 2016) Historic Properties Report (21 MB)

Consulting parties comment form: If you wish to be formally designated as a consulting party for this project, you are requested to complete this form and return it to the address on the form by July 29, 2016

2016 -- Please visit the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works Indianapolis North Levee web site for more information.

2015 -- Contracts are awarded and work for mitigation on the project continues.

Summer, 2014 -- The Army Corps of Engineersissued a Record of Decision on the Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project. This Record of Decision completes the Corps process for compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act.



The  Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has released the conceptual cost estimates and the benefit to cost ratio (BCR) analysis to complete the Phase 3B Indianapolis North flood damage reduction project located in South Warfleigh. (This document is for information only and not part of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement  or comment period.)

Indianapolis North Conceptual Cost Estimates
Benefit to Cost Ratio (BCR) Introduction
56th Street BCR
Westfield Blvd. BCR
Rocky Ripple  BCR 

2013 -- The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) main document and files are located below. Appendix E, which includes comments and responses, is divided into seven parts because of the size of the files. 

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)  

Appendix E FSEIS Part 1 Comments
Appendix E FSEIS Part 2 Comments
Appendix E FSEIS Part 3 Comments
Appendix E FSEIS Part 4 Comments
Appendix E FSEIS Part 5 Comments
Appendix E FSEIS Part 6 Comments
Appendix E FSEIS Part 7 Comments

So you live behind a levee? (brochure by American Society of Civil Engineers)