Local Sponsor

Synonymous with "non-Federal sponsor" or "non-Federal interest", the preferred term being "non-Federal sponsor" by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The USACE defines the "non-Federal sponsor" as a…

LiDAR

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a remote sensing technology that collects 3-dimensional point clouds of the Earth’s surface. The technology is used for a wide range of applications including…

Locally Preferred Plan (LPP)

The LPP is the plan that, in the opinion of the non-Federal sponsors, best met the needs of the local community. The LPP was presented as the ND20K Diversion in…

Level I Species

Species having a high level of conservation priority because of declining status either in North Dakota or across their range; or a high rate of occurrence in North Dakota constituting…

Levee

An embankment or structure used to prevent flood waters from affecting a specific location. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levee)

Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)

An official amendment to the currently effective Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map. It is issued by FEMA and changes flood zones, delineations and elevations. (https://www.fema.gov/letter-map-revision)

Less than Significant Effect

An effect that is predicted to be below an identified threshold and/or an effect that was determined by the lead agencies to not have a magnitude that is great based…

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