The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed four flood risk management projects that significantly reduce flooding damages in Maine. These projects, commonly referred to as local protection projects because they provide flood protection to specific communities rather than wide areas of a state, cost a combined $4.25 million to construct. Local protection projects in Maine are operated and maintained by the respective municipalities, except for the Penobscot River project in Old Town, which is operated by the Penobscot Tribe.
The following pages give a brief history and description of the flood risk management projects constructed by the Corps in Maine.
Local Protection Projects: