Dams and levees are a way to help mitigate flood risk. However, they are not always reliable. We’ve witnessed levee breaks during storms that caused massive flooding. Levees and dams require maintenance and repair. A recent Associated Press report identified at least 1,680 US dams to be a potential risk.
Here is an interactive tool to help identify if you could be at risk from one of the dams found in the study: interactives.ap.org/dams-legacy-of-neglect/.