Louisville’s Flood Protection SystemSeptember 29, 2021
I was in Louisville early this year, and I took some time to walk and document their floodwall system. These floodwalls are part of the Louisville Metro’s Ohio River Flood Protection System, which contains 26.1 miles of floodwall and levees, 16 pump stations, approximately 150 flood gates, and 79 floodwall closures. You can learn more about the system on the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District’s webpage.
As Charleston considers a coastal flood protection system, I think this study can serve as an example and help inform our design process to integrate the walls into the urban and historic environment of the Charleston Peninsula. This is not what the Charleston project would look like; that will not be determined until the project is authorized and proceeds into design. You can read more about the Army Corps’ tentatively selected plan on the Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study’s webpage, and you can submit comments on the proposal through October 25th.