Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program. Jim Martell, P.G. Geologist / Engineer Levee Safety Program Manager Tulsa District Corps of Engineers. Flood Gate In Halstead Kansas. Levee Safety.
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Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program
Jim Martell, P.G.
Geologist / Engineer
Levee Safety Program Manager
Corps of Engineers
Flood Gate In Halstead Kansas
…is the art and science of ensuring the integrity and viability of levees such that they do not present unacceptable risks to the public, property, and the environment
West Columbus, Ohio
Robust Levee Safety Program
Verifies O&M, More Rigorous Standards, Improved Communication, System-based, Every Year
Verifies O&M, Evaluates Structure Stability,
Compares Constructed Criteria to Current
Criteria, Every 5 Years
Increasing Rigor, Effort
Periodic Assessments Periodic Inspection + Potential Failure Mode and Consequences Analysis, Every 5 Years
Risk Assessments Data Intensive, Determine Likelihood and Consequences of Failure, TBD - Every 10 Years
Levee Inspection Program
GPS keeps track of location
Pop up menus allow Inspector to enter inspection notes
Levee Safety – Tulsa District
National Levee Database Model Geographic Features