US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Universe of Levees

A levee inspector stands on a levee while taking notes.Several types of levees are present in the Rock Island District:

  • Levees that are built, operated and maintained by the federal government
  • Levees that are built by the federal government and turned over for operation and maintenance by a local sponsor
  • Levees that have been constructed by a non-federal entity and are enrolled in the Corps' Rehabilitation and Inspection Program, and
  • Levees that were neither built by the federal government nor are part of federal operations or maintenance programs