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6/19/2018 10:26:00 AM
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
6/5/2018 3:39:00 PM
President Donald Trump appointed Kaiser as president of the Mississippi River Commission and Owen as a member of the commission in November. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the United States and vetted by the U.S. Senate. 

Kaiser is commander and division engineer of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Owen is commander and division engineer of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. 

In addition to Kaiser and Owen, the current Mississippi River Commission is comprised of the following members: the Honorable Sam E. Angel, a civilian member from Lake Village, Arkansas; the Honorable R.D. James, a civil engineer from New Madrid, Missouri; the Honorable Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., a civil engineer from Metairie, Louisiana; Rear Adm. Shepard Smith, director, Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland; and Brig. Gen. Mark Toy, commanding general of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Since 1879, the seven-member Presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission has developed and matured plans for the general improvement of the Mississippi River from the Head of Passes to the Headwaters. The Mississippi River Commission brings critical engineering representation to the drainage basin, which impacts 41 percent of the United States and includes 1.25 million square miles, over 250 tributaries, 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.
Swearing in of MRC members
1/10/2018 9:25:00 AM
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