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.