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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
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.
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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.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7.
Published: 6/11/2018

USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.
Published: 6/5/2018

President Trump appoints Reeder as Mississippi River Commission member

President Donald Trump appointed James A. Reeder as a member of the Mississippi River Commission May 17, 2018. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate.
Published: 5/24/2018

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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 <a href="https://www.everykidinapark.gov" target="_blank"><a href="https://www.everykidinapark.gov</a> site." target="_blank">https://www.everykidinapark.gov</a> site.</a>
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Col. Richard Pannell, deputy commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division, presents the Army Commendation Medal to Maj. Stewart Cathey for his outstanding service as the operations officer for the division from February 2018 to June 2018.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District held a celebration of life ceremony in honor of fallen employee retired Lt. Col. Greg Raimondo in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 19, 2018. Prior to working for the USACE in a government civilian capacity, Raimondo served honorably for 26 years in the U.S. Army. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Vicksburg District - USACE, City of Vicksburg Sharing with The Vicksburg Post WJTV 12 News 16 WAPT News WLBT 3 On Your Side
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District is scheduled to a hold a celebration of life ceremony in honor of fallen employee retired Lt. Col. Greg Raimondo at district headquarters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 11 a.m. Central, June 19, 2018. Members of the Vicksburg community are invited to attend.
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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps’ roots can be traced back to June 16, 1775. Learn more about the history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here: -- <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F73py8IdFYk" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F73py8IdFYk</a> <a href="https://www.usace.army.mil/About/History/Brief-History-of-the-Corps/Beginnings/" target="_blank">https://www.usace.army.mil/About/History/Brief-History-of-the-Corps/Beginnings/</a>
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Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Army Reserve, the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, Mississippi National Guard, Louisiana National Guard, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana Governor&#39;s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and other federal, state and local entities sing “The Army Goes Rolling Along” in celebration of the U.S. Army&#39;s 243rd birthday today. Agency representatives gather for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Interagency Hurricane Table-Top Exercise held in Vicksburg, Miss., June 14. The exercise provides the opportunity for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel and partnering agencies to further identify the Corps&#39; response and initial recovery activities associated with a major hurricane impacting the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Tagging: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Vicksburg District - USACE Memphis District Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District
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Today is the U.S. Army's 243rd birthday! We celebrate the accomplishments of all Army heroes, past and present and honor their legacy of brave service to our nation. You can find more about the U.S. Army here #ArmyBDay: <a href="https://www.army.mil/1775/?from=hp_spotlight" target="_blank">https://www.army.mil/1775/?from=hp_spotlight</a>
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Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, and Command Sergeant Maj. Bradley Houston discuss the importance of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. June 19th is the deadline for employees to participate in the survey. <a href="https://youtu.be/G2r25vjLBA4" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/G2r25vjLBA4</a>
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<a href="http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1546844/us-army-corps-of-engineers-releases-work-plan-for-fiscal-2018-civil-works-appro/" target="_blank">http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/1546844/us-army-corps-of-engineers-releases-work-plan-for-fiscal-2018-civil-works-appro/</a>
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Partnership is key to everything that we do. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District and the City of Wabasha signed a memorandum of understanding June 5 to work in partnership to develop a plan to dispose of dredged material in Pool 4 on the upper Mississippi River. Our rivers and ports are the lifeblood of our economy. Our success depends on our collective ability to continue working together to confront the challenges that exist today and into the future. #partnership
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The updated National Levee Database, maintained and published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is now available for public access. The NLD is a congressionally authorized database that documents levees in the United States. 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. <a href="https://www.army.mil/article/206422" target="_blank">https://www.army.mil/article/206422</a>
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NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center posted an update on Subtropical Storm #Alberto this morning. The Mississippi Valley Division will continue monitoring and providing updates. US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Vicksburg District - USACE U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)
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The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center has issued advisories on Subtropical Storm #Alberto. The Mississippi Valley Division will continue monitoring and providing updates. US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Vicksburg District - USACE US National Weather Service Jackson Mississippi U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) US National Weather Service New Orleans Louisiana
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Water Safety public service announcement - with financial expert Dave Ramsey - produced by the Nashville District. <a href="https://www.dvidshub.net/video/602342/dave-ramsey-partners-with-corps-encourages-boating-safety" target="_blank">https://www.dvidshub.net/video/602342/dave-ramsey-partners-with-corps-encourages-boating-safety</a>
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Congratulations to Mr. James A. Reeder for his presidential appointment as a member of the Mississippi River Commission! To learn more about the Mississippi River Commission, visit <a href="http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/About/Mississippi-River-Commission-MRC/." target="_blank">http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/About/Mississippi-River-Commission-MRC/.</a> U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District - USACE US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
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