Carver Levee Certification Project Overview

For over 50 years, the Carver Levee has protected the community and Historic Downtown from major flooding events. However, it’s time for significant improvements to be made, so that it may continue protecting Carver for years to come.

Due to the current state of disrepair, the levee is no longer certified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) or Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This means that the levee is not guaranteed to protect Carver from flooding by the standards set by these two agencies.

Design work is currently underway, but the path to rebuild and reinstate the levee’s certification will require approximately $12 million. The City of Carver cannot fund this alone and is working with elected state and federal leaders to secure funding for the project.

Watch the video below to learn more!

Public Notice

The City of Carver has determined that the Carver Levee Reconstruction project, supported by Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Program Funding (B-22-CP-MN-0490), is located in and may impact the 100-year floodplain and adjacent wetland areas. HUD and the city will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives and the potential impacts on floodplain and wetland resources from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. Written comments must be received by HUD at on or before Friday, August 11, 2023. 

Check out this informational packet for more details.