These engineers are taking notes on everything that could threaten the levee.
Tommy Hengst said, "That's all they're physically doing, to go out and try to determine the physical condition of the levee the moment they're walking by it."
For example, this area is something they're taking notes on. The corps says vegetation too close to the levee is a concern.
Hengst said, "Animal burrows, they're looking for encroachments on the levee, slides on the levee, the condition of structures through the levee."
Tommy Hengst is the chief of flooding for the corps. Another problem is erosion.
Hengst said, "If we identify something that causes us concern then the Tensas Basin Levee Board would develop a plan to address that concern."
The corps says once that report is released to the levee board they'll have 2 years to work on fixing the problems, if any are found.f no progress is made in that time, the board will be in jeopardy of loosing funding during a flood.