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Corps Opens National Levee Database for Public Access Oct. 27, 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced it will open the National Levee Database (NLD) for public access with a series of public webinars beginning Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT.  The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability for the first time on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide. "The National Levee Database is the first critical step in understanding levee systems in the United States, including the benefits and potential risks they pose for the communities in which they exist," said Eric C. Halpin, P.E., USACE special assistant for dam and levee safety. "Although the current database currently contains levee information within the USACE program, we are working closely with other federal, state and local agencies to include the information on other levees on a voluntary basis." The database will be available on the USACE website, click here.  USACE will host three webinars:  Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. EDT and Thursday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. EDT.  Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required, click here.