Riverport Levee System

Levee System

The Riverport Levee system is made up of 1.5 miles of earthen levee, underseepage protection berms, a relief well system comprised of 76 wells, a three stage pump station supplied by primary and generator backup power, and the associated stormwater retention channels within the development.  Of the 1.5 miles of levee, only 0.4 mile is in direct contact with the Missouri River, the remainder is a flanking levee that runs between Riverport and the adjacent Howard Bend Levee District (to the south around Harrah’s entertainment complex).  Since the formation of the District, the system has been reviewed by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) yearly. 

Unlike some levee systems that were modified farm levees, the Riverport Levee was designed and constructed by Sverdrup, a world renowned Civil Engineering and Construction Company (subsequently acquired by Jacobs Engineering in 2000) to protect the Riverport Business Park.  The Riverport Levee was designed and constructed to an elevation exceeding the 500-year flood elevation by 3 feet to protect the significant investment associated with a Class A Business Park.