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The Mississippi River and Tributaries project was authorized by the 1928 Flood Control Act. In the wake of the 1927 flood, it was deemed necessary to put into place a comprehensive, unified system of public works within the lower Mississippi Valley that would provide unprecedented protection from floods and an equally efficient navigation channel.
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The Mississippi River and Tributaries project was authorized by the 1928 Flood Control Act. In the wake of the 1927 flood, it was deemed necessary to put into place a comprehensive, unified system of public works within the lower Mississippi Valley that would provide unprecedented protection from floods and an equally efficient navigation channel. The MR&T project has four major features: •Levees/floodwalls •Floodways •Channel improvement and stabilization •Tributary basin improvements These features work together to provide flood protection and navigation, and foster environmental protection and enhancement.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and more than 250 million visits per year. Please be careful in and around the water because even strong swimmers drown.
Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and more than 250 million visits per year. Please be careful in and around the water because even strong swimmers drown.
Welcome to the National Levee Database (NLD). The NLD is a congressionally authorized database that documents levees in the United States. The NLD is maintained and published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). It recently underwent a refresh making more tools available to data managers to keep information updated and provides an improved dashboard that makes finding and understanding levee information easier than ever. NLD information includes the location, general condition, and risks associated with the levees.

The NLD contains information about the condition and risk information for approximately 2,000 levee systems (approximately 15,000 miles/mostly levees affiliated with USACE programs. An additional 6,000 levee systems--approximately 15,000 miles--have location information, but little to no information about condition and risk. One of the goals for the NLD is to include data about levees owned and operated by all other federal agencies, tribes, states, municipalities, levee boards, and private entities. This information will be added as it becomes available. 

The database includes attributes of levees and floodwalls relevant to flood fighting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair and inspection. Because the location and characteristics of levee systems can be viewed on a map with real-time data from other sources, such as stream gauges and weather radar, it is a useful tool for a variety of public agencies and individuals including flood plain managers, emergency management agencies, levee system sponsors and citizens who live or work behind a levee. 

The NLD information is presented in a convenient dashboard and includes the ability to search on specific areas of interest or geographically.

The database is available at https://levees.sec.usace.army.mil
New National Levee Database Published
Welcome to the National Levee Database (NLD). The NLD is a congressionally authorized database that documents levees in the United States. The NLD is maintained and published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). It recently underwent a refresh making more tools available to data managers to keep information updated and provides an improved dashboard that makes finding and understanding levee information easier than ever. NLD information includes the location, general condition, and risks associated with the levees. The NLD contains information about the condition and risk information for approximately 2,000 levee systems (approximately 15,000 miles/mostly levees affiliated with USACE programs. An additional 6,000 levee systems--approximately 15,000 miles--have location information, but little to no information about condition and risk. One of the goals for the NLD is to include data about levees owned and operated by all other federal agencies, tribes, states, municipalities, levee boards, and private entities. This information will be added as it becomes available. The database includes attributes of levees and floodwalls relevant to flood fighting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair and inspection. Because the location and characteristics of levee systems can be viewed on a map with real-time data from other sources, such as stream gauges and weather radar, it is a useful tool for a variety of public agencies and individuals including flood plain managers, emergency management agencies, levee system sponsors and citizens who live or work behind a levee. The NLD information is presented in a convenient dashboard and includes the ability to search on specific areas of interest or geographically. The database is available at https://levees.sec.usace.army.mil

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Mississippi Valley Division Awards Day

The Mississippi Valley Division (MVD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, held its annual awards ceremony Sept. 7, 2018, at division headquarters where awards were presented to MVD employees.
Published: 9/7/2018

Mississippi River Commission schedules low-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Aug. 20-24. Four public meetings are scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in select towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues.
Published: 7/18/2018

Mississippi River Commission member pins second star

Mississippi River Commission member, Brig. Gen. Mark R. Toy, was promoted to the rank of major general by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 54th Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite July 11 in a ceremony held at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.
Published: 7/13/2018

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MS RIVER MAINLINE LEVEES SEIS II

The USACE is preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement to address the impacts associated with the construction of remaining authorized work on the Mississippi River Mainline Levees (MRL) feature of the Mississippi River & Tributaries (MR&T) project.  The MRL is one of the major features of the MR&T Project used to provide comprehensive flood damage control, protection, and risk reduction from the Project Design Flood in the alluvial valley beginning at Cape Girardeau, Missouri to the Head of Passes, Louisiana.    

Click here for more information on the MRL SEISII, Notice of Intent and public scoping meetings. 

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Vicksburg District's Blessing of the Fleet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District's crewmembers and fleet of towboats, mat sinking unit, quarter boats and dredge stand ready to depart at the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the harbor in Vicksburg, Miss., July 10, 2018. The ceremony, a centuries old honored tradition, was conducted prior to the launching of the vessels for the revetment and dredging season on the Mississippi River. (USACE photo by Sabrina Dalton)
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Share your #CorpsLakes experience this summer by tagging #FunatCorpLakes, #FishCorpsLakes, #BoatCorpsLakes, #CampCorpsLakes, #VolunteerCorpsLakes, #DiscoverJuly. Find a #USACE lake in your state. https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Memphis District Corps of Engineers Memphis District Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District - USACE US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
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Read about the very cool Rivers Project and ingenious use of barges that are helping least tern birds re"TERN" from the brink of extinction. #Partnerships, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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As you prepare for 4th of July festivities, take note of these firework safety tips. Also, please remember that fireworks are not allowed @ #USACE sites. #IndependenceDay, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Mississippi River Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Memphis District Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District - USACE, US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
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An Independence Day message from Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Memphis District Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District - USACE, US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
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Check out our Employee Spotlight! May 26, 2018, was just another beautiful day at Clarence Cannon Dam & Mark Twain Lake, Missouri. A couple, who was visiting the lake, unexpectedly needed assistance. They had begun to feel the effects of heat exhaustion, and Ranger Andrew Ray was there to lend a helping hand. The wife fainted and the husband began feeling the effects of the heat as well. To make matters worse, the couple’s car wouldn’t start. “Andrew showed up and assisted us with air conditioning, phone and support until we were recovered. He is a tremendous Park Ranger, and an obvious asset to your company. He is a true professional, and we are grateful for his help! We truly, may have had a tragedy without his help,” said the couple. #BuildingStrong St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
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Congratulations Bill Frederick for excellent service! Suzanne Van Cooten, hydrologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service’s Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center, and Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mississippi Valley Division, present Bill Frederick with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award during the interagency hurricane synchronization exercise in Vicksburg, Miss., June 14, 2018. Frederick, a meteorologist and National Weather Service liaison at MVD, was recognized for providing life-saving and innovative support services during the unprecedented 2015 – 2016 winter flooding of the Mississippi River. (USACE photo by Jared Eastman) Tagging: U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) US National Weather Service Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center U.S. Department of Commerce
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#HBD Mississippi River Commission! 139 years young and still making a difference! Read more about the MRC's history below.
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Memphis District Corps of Engineers held a completion of work ceremony celebrating the 8-month long overhaul of the Merritt, dredge vessel. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Ensley's metals unit, shops unit, and yards and docks crews for their hard work and dedication on the project. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters #BuildingStrong
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District held an industry day which allowed for networking with others in the flood risk management community. #BuildingStrong, #Partnerships, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
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June is National Get Outdoors Month. Share your #CorpsLakes experience this summer by tagging #FunatCorpLakes, #FishCorpsLakes, #BoatCorpsLakes, #CampCorpsLakes, #VolunteerCorpsLakes. Find a #USACE lake in your state. <a href="https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm" target="_blank">https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm</a>
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Dale Junkin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) administrative support assistant for the Mississippi Valley Division&#39;s Watershed Division, is honored at a retirement celebration in Vicksburg, Miss., June 25, 2018. Junkins retires with over 26 years of dedicated service to the Corps. (USACE photos by Jared Eastman)
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June is PTSD Awareness Month. Take the mystery out of PTSD: learn what it is, who is affected, and how treatment can help. Visit the National Center for PTSD web site for more information and to see a list of ways to help raise PTSD awareness. www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/index.asp
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#OTD June 25, 1950, marks the beginning of the Korean War. Often referred to as "The Forgotten War", over 55,000 American troops were killed in the conflict. Today, we honor those who served in the Korean War and remember their sacrifice. https://www.army.mil/koreanwar/
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June is National Get Outdoors Month. 4th graders can experience our Nation&#39;s federal parks, lands, and waters for a full year at no cost. To find out more, visit the https://www.everykidinapark.gov site.
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