Howard Bend Levee District

Our Website will routinely post recent news, meeting minutes, picture galleries, and other basic information about the Howard Bend Levee District. A summary description of the District, its history and its flood protection and stormwater management systems and utility systems is included as well as contact information for the District's Executive Director to obtain more information if needed. The Howard Bend Levee District is situated along the Missouri River in St. Louis County between the Riverport/Earth City area and Chesterfield Valley. It consists of approximately 8500 acres of land of which approximately 6500 are protected by a 500 year levee from Missouri River floods. Major assets which this levee protects include the Missouri-American water plant, the City of St. Louis Water Division water plant, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Howard bend waste water treatment plant, the Hollywood Casino and Hotel, the Creve Coeur Airport and Creve Coeur Park as well a network of major highways spanning the District. The 500 year levee along the Missouri River provides protection equivalent to that level of protection provided in adjacent areas of Chesterfield, Riverport and Earth City. Access to the District is provided by a network of major highways. Missouri Highway 364, a ten lane limited access highway and Missouri Highway 141, a six lane divided highway, meet at an interchange in the center of the District. Interstate highways 64, 70 and 270 are all within a five minute or less drive of the District. The St. Louis Lambert International Airport is located approximately five miles east of the District along Interstate Highway 70.


The floodgates on Creve Coeur Creek were opened this afternoon, June 17, 2019.

About Howard Bend Levee

The Howard Bend Levee District is located in the Cities of Maryland Heights and Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri approximately 17 miles west of the City of St. Louis.  The Howard Bend Levee, designed for the 500-year Missouri River flood event, extends from about river mile 38 to river mile 30.4 above the Mississippi River. 

The project consists of a 7.6 mile long levee that protects the Maryland Heights area from Missouri River floods. The system also primarily implements flood control management for the Creve Coeur and Fee Fee Creeks and Creve Coeur Lake. 


Board Meeting

Date:    Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Time:    7:30 am

Location:    Maryland Heights Community Center
2300 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043