Much has been done to reduce flood risk in Lincoln, including construction of levees, channels, dams. Even with all that has been done to reduce flood risk to Lincoln’s residents and businesses there is still the potential for flood damages to occur.
Engineered solutions have limits including capacity and financial support. These limits combined with the potential for rare, large flood events result in residual risk for areas within the floodplain, including those behind levees. To learn more about how levees work and the residual risk that exists please go to the levees page.