In 2006, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Levee Safety Program to assess the integrity and viability of levees and to make sure that levee systems do not present unacceptable risks to the public, property, and the environment. The basic objectives of the Levee Safety Program are to:
• Develop balanced and informed assessments of levees within the program.
• Evaluate, prioritize and justify levee safety decisions.
• Make recommendations to improve public safety associated with levee systems.
The National Levee Database is a component of the Levee Safety Program which inventories all levees in the program and aims to continually improve inspection procedures. The Levee Safety Action Classifications (LSACs) will be placed in the Database. (Additional information about the National Levee Database can be found on the back of this brochure.)
• National Levee Database: Provides a comprehensive view of levee systems across the country.
• Levee Safety Action Classification: A risk communication tool to identify and prioritize levee systems based on the risk associated with the system.