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Quantifying Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) Benefits Associated with Large-Scale Levee Setback Projects

Planted wet meadow at levee setback borrow pit, levee system L-575 along the Missouri River in Fremont County, IA (2013). Photo Credit: Dave Crane, USACE.

This project will develop improved levee setback engineering guidance, standards, and priorities for levee setback projects. The guidance will link specific project features to engineering, ecological, economic, and social benefits, in order to encourage and facilitate implementation of future levee setbacks. Research Fact Sheet

Multi-Agency Kickoff Workshop

27 June 2022. The workshop brought together potential collaborators to identify levee setback opportunities and constraints, data sets, data gaps, and metrics for meaningfully quantifying ecosystem services resulting from levee setbacks.

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