Flood Measures: Physical Infrastructure - Levees


Levees

DESCRIPTION:
Levees are areas of raised ground made of earthen embankments or fill placed along shorelines to prevent flooding. Levees are used along rivers to prevent overflow of flood waters or in coastal areas to protect against storm surge. Levees can be built to host a number of different uses, such as roadways and walkways.


SHORELINE LOCATION: Upland
DESIGN LIFE

75+ years


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Major Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:
Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion


Types of Levees:





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Levees

DESCRIPTION:
Levees are areas of raised ground made of earthen embankments or fill placed along shorelines to prevent flooding. Levees are used along rivers to prevent overflow of flood waters or in coastal areas to protect against storm surge. Levees can be built to host a number of different uses, such as roadways and walkways.


SHORELINE LOCATION: Upland
DESIGN LIFE

75+ years


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Major Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:
Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion


Types of Levees:





Download the Levees Factsheet.

Learn about other types of measures from our Measures Explorer page.