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Hartford Levee Tour

The Connecticut River drains an area of 10,647 square miles above the City of Hartford, with an estimated 1% annual chance discharge of 205,000 cubic feet per second. In March 1936, spring rains combined with snow melt caused the river to spill over its banks and inundate downtown Hartford, leaving up to 4,000 people homeless. In response, a levee system was constructed to protect floodprone portions of the City with a total grand list value of $1.6 billion. The system consists of 7 miles of earthen and concrete levee, multiple pressure conduits, and six pumping stations.

CAFM is sponsoring a tour of the Hartford Levee system by boat! Join us aboard the Hartford Belle as it sets upon a course of flood mitigation adventure!


PROGRAM DETAILS Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • 10:00am – 10:15am Park and meet at Charter Oak Landing for project background information, and to check‐in for the event
  • 10:15am – 11:45am Levee tour aboard the Hartford Belle
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm Bagged or boxed lunch at Riverside Park

Attendees have the option of purchasing a boxed lunch with registration.  This will be delivered to Charter Oak Landing following the tour. Cost of Hartford Levee Tour:  $20 (add an additional $10 if you would like lunch provided). To register, you may either complete the registration form and return by mail with a check, or register online below. Although the registration form has a deadline of August 12, we will accept registrations until the boat is filled.  NOTE:  A $3 credit card merchant processing fee applies to orders placed online.