Corps sends notice to public sponsors for rehab of levees

Published May 11, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent notice to public sponsors for rehabilitation assistance for flood-damaged flood control works.

Sponsors have until June 7, 2017 to apply for PL84-99 rehabilitation assistance from the Kansas City District for damages incurred from April 30, 2017 to May 9, 2017. The request must be in writing. Letters were mailed to all Sponsors of "Active" levee systems downstream of Kansas City today.

The Corps of Engineers has authority under Public Law 84-99 to supplement local efforts in the repair of flood control projects. This applies to both Federal - Corps-constructed, locally operated and maintained - and non-Federal - constructed by non-Federal interests or by the Works Projects Administration -flood control projects damaged by flooding.

Several conditions must be met for those levees in the program by public sponsors. Complete details are in the letter posted at:

All requests for assistance made to the Corps will be coordinated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to prevent duplication of benefits.

For additional information, please contact the Kansas City District Public Affairs Office at (816) 389-3486.


Public Affairs

Release no. 17-017