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National Levee Database

Published March 10, 2020

Rock Island District

The National Levee Database (NLD), developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is the focal point for comprehensive information about our nation's levees. The database contains information to facilitate and link activities, such as flood risk communication, levee system evaluation for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), levee system inspections, flood plain management and risk assessments. The NLD continues to be a dynamic database with ongoing efforts to add levee data from federal agencies, states and tribes. The database is only as good as the information that it contains with continual efforts needed to assure that the information is correct and current.

Information associated with Public Law 84-99 Flood Risk Management Systems have been field surveyed and entered into the National Levee Database. The Rock Island District has completed entering information on over 825 linear miles of these qualifying levee systems along the Upper Mississippi River and tributaries.
Quality assurance needs to be performed of this data.

Additional Information

Congressional Interest

All within the Rock Island District

Senators: Charles Grassley (IA), Joni Ernst (IA), Richard Durbin (IL), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Tina Smith (MN), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Roy Blunt (MO), Josh Hawley (MO), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Ron Johnson (WI)

Representatives: IA-1 (Abby Finkenauer), IA-2 (Dave Loebsack), IA-3 (Cynthia Axne), IA-4 (Steve King), IL-1 (Bobby Rush), IL-2 (Robin Kelly), IL-3 (Dan Lipinski), IL-4 (Jesus Garcia), IL-7 (Danny Davis), IL-11 (Bill Foster), IL-13 (Rodney Davis), IL-14 (Lauren Underwood), IL-15 (John Shimkus), IL-16 (Adam Kinzinger), IL-17 (Cheri Bustos), IL-18 (Darin LaHood), MN-1 (Jim Hagedorn), MN-7 (Collin Peterson), MO-6 (Sam Graves), WI-1 (Bryan Steil), WI-2 (Mark Pocan), WI-3 (Ron Kind), WI-5 (F. James Sensenbrenner Jr.), WI-6 (Glenn Grothman) 

OM - Operations and Maintenance
Flood Control & Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) 
P.L. 84-99

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  $3,100,000 
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  $0 
Estimated Total Project Cost  $0 
Allocations Prior to FY 2020 $0 
FY 2020 Allocation  $0 
FY 2020 Total Capability  $40,000


Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2020: The district has reviewed many systems that have inaccurate or missing information. The allocation is to be used to update the NLD such that it reflects the best understanding of our levee system features. No funding is present in the President’s FY21 budget.