Louisville Metro Flood Protection System Reconstruction Project

Louisville District
Published Jan. 9, 2024
The Louisville Metro Feasibility Study was completed in cooperation with the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the Non-Federal Sponsor. The study provides recommendations of rehabilitation/reconstruction efforts necessary to restore the city’s Flood Protection System to its authorized level of flood risk management.

The study, which was completed in 2022, concluded with a recommendation to reconstruct the existing project to ensure the system continues to function as authorized. Major components of the project include repair and rehabilitation of 14 pump stations, modifications of two road closure structures, floodwall repairs and modifications, and gate repair and replacement. Once reconstructed, these measures will provide greater reliability to the Louisville Metro Flood Protection System by bringing 1950s-era components up to current standards.

*Project update as of March 13, 2023:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has received $1 million in federal funding to advance the Louisville Metro Flood Protection System Reconstruction Project. The funds, which were received as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program, will be used to initiate the preconstruction engineering and design phase of the project. Read the full news release here
Project Resources: 
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