US Army Corps of Engineers
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Emergency Management News

Corps of Engineers closes Missouri River Levee System L-536 breach near Corning, Missouri
8/13/2020
OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed another breach along the Missouri River Levee System L-536, northwest of Corning, Missouri Saturday...
Corps closes first breach on L-536 levee system
7/13/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed the first breach along the L-536 levee system Thursday...
Corps issues contract to build COVID-19 Montana Alternate Care Facility
5/8/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has awarded a $2.6 million contract to build an Alternate Care Facility in Kalispell, Montana, to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...

Flood Risk Reduction Projects

The local sponsor has responsibility for operating and maintaining flood risk reduction projects including levees, floodwalls, channels and other flood risk reduction measures.

The responsible local sponsor should plan and prepare for high water, and understand the steps to take during emergencies to help keep the public safe, reduce flood damage and promote public awareness of local flood risks and issues.

Public Law 84-99 gives USACE discretionary authority by Congress to act and react to emergencies caused by floods, contaminated water sources, drought, or dam failures. This authority also allows USACE to repair and/or rehabilitate qualified flood control projects, whether it is federally constructed or privately owned.