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History of Levees Factsheet

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FEMA defines levees as man-made structures designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water in order to reduce the risk from temporary flooding. This fact sheet details the history of such structures.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfHistory of Levees Factsheet (Revised 2016)
0.42MMay 18, 2016