Hawesville Levee and Flood Analysis
The Kleingers Group worked with the City of Hawesville, Kentucky for approximately one year to conduct the analysis required for levee certification. Specifically, Kleingers conducted the analysis and review of the levee that protects the City of Hawesville from flooding from the Ohio River per 44 CFR 65.10. The levee is primarily an earthen levee that was constructed in the early 1950’s. It is approximately 4,600 linear feet and contains four penetrations/closures and a single pump station. As the Primary Consultant for the project, The Kleingers Group provided overall project management and representation to the Client while also performing the necessary HEC-RAS modeling of the Ohio River, interior drainage analysis to determine internal flooding against the levee, and all the necessary surveying for the project to certify the levee. Kleingers had the opportunity to assist and educate two different mayors on the levee certification process defined by 44 CFR 65.10. Funding for the project included money from the USDA, the State of Kentucky, and the City of Hawesville. Based upon The Kleingers Group’s levee certification documents, FEMA Accredited the levee in 2012.