Indianapolis North Levee System Ribbon Cutting
Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and the Indianapolis community celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Indianapolis North Levee System in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 21, 2024. The event celebrates the accreditation by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), making the levee system officially part of the geographical record. The levee system stretches along a 3.5 mile reach of the White River consisting of earthen levees and floodwalls broken into three sections – Warfleigh, South Warfleigh and Broad Ripple - and was achieved through partnership and collaboration with Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Butler University. Beginning almost 30 years ago with a feasibility study in 1995, the project will increase protection from flood events for more than 5,000 residents, 2,000 structures and $1 billion in property value.

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