Levee Certification

Project Overview and Update

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.

The city received a $150,000 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) grant that was matched by the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (LMRWD) and the city’s stormwater fund, which is anticipated to fully fund the project’s preliminary design.

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!