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Repairs to Levee Systems/Flood Control Projects - Policy

Published March 10, 2020


Rock Island District


Corps of Engineers policy regarding repairs to levee systems and flood control projects damaged by floods is as follows:

1. Federally constructed, locally maintained flood control systems active in the Public Law 84-99 program will be rehabilitated to pre disaster condition by the Corps of Engineers at 100 percent federal cost. Prospective repairs require a letter of request from sponsor and funding by Congress.

2. Non-federally constructed, locally maintained systems, active in the Public Law 84-99 program, will be repaired by the Corps of Engineers to pre disaster condition at 80 percent federal/20 percent local cost share. Prospective repairs require a letter of request from sponsor and funding by Congress.

3. Federally constructed or enhanced, locally maintained systems AND non-federally constructed or enhanced, locally maintained systems not active in the Public Law 84-99 program are not eligible for repairs by the Corps of Engineers.

4. Active status in the Rehabilitation and Inspection program is determined by Continuing Eligibility Inspection ratings.

NOTE: Repairs can only be made to pre-disaster conditions. Public Law 84-99 funds are not authorized for improvements or enhancements.


Repair Authorization under PL 84-99 Program (Public Law 84-99; Flood and Coastal Storm Emergencies): Levee systems and/or flood control projects are authorized for repairs, if damaged by a flood event, when the levee system is active in the Corps' PL 84-99 program. To be included in the PL 84-99 program, a levee system or flood control project must be routinely inspected by the Corps of 

Engineers and found to meet Corps of Engineers construction standards and are maintained in a fashion that does not deter from its structural integrity.


The Rock Island District received significant flooding in 2018 and 2019.  The 28 active projects in the District; they are Gregory Drainage District, East Peoria Drainage and Levee District, East Peoria Sanitary District, Big Lake Drainage and Levee District, Sanitary District of Beardstown, City of Cascade, City of Keokuk, South Quincy Drainage and Levee District, Muscatine Island Levee District, City of East Moline, Bay Island Drainage and Levee District, Mississippi-Fox Drainage and Levee District, Milan and Big Island Levee District, Union Township Drainage District, Marion County Levee District, City of Marshalltown, Fabius Drainage District, Green Bay Levee District #2, Greater Peoria Sanitary District, Coal Creek Drainage & Levee District, Sny Island Levee & Drainage District #4, South River Levee and Drainage District, Hunt-Lima Drainage and Levee District, Indian Grave Drainage District, City of Hannibal, City of Canton, Two Rivers Levee and Drainage District will be repaired to pre-disaster conditions under PL 84-99 Authority.  Completion of these projects is expected in CY2020.  

Additional Information

Congressional Interest

All within the Rock Island District

Senators: Charles Grassley (IA), Joni Ernst (IA), Richard Durbin (IL), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tina Smith (MN), Roy Blunt (MO), Joshua 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)


SI - Special Interest

Public Law 84-99

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  $63,000,000 
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  $2.304.000 
Estimated Total Project Cost  $65,304,000 
Allocations Prior to FY 2020 $15,416,000
FY 2020 Allocation    TBD
FY 2020 Total Capability  $49,888,000


Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2020: Project information reports for damages incurred during 2019 flood events are under development/review for 21 levee districts.  Anticipate contracts will be awarded in FY20.  Gregory Levee and Drainage District sustained damages in FY 17, FY18 and FY 19. A contract was awarded in FY18 and some construction work began before additional flooding impacted the project.  Contract modifications and construction activities carryover into FY20.

The following levee systems sustained damage in FY18 with contract award occurring in FY19 and work continuing in FY20: Big Lake Drainage and Levee District and Beardstown Sanitary District.