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Properties that flooded in 1913 and now benefit from MCD’s flood protection system pay two annual assessments – one for maintenance and the other for the Dam Safety Initiative (DSI). The maintenance assessment covers the necessary, ongoing maintenance of the dams, levees and related flood protection features. The DSI covers capital improvements to the dams.

Flood protection assessments are based on a variety of factors including property tax values established by the county auditor. Properties that receive a higher level of protection, in general, pay a higher assessment.

Since property tax values can increase or decrease over time, MCD periodically performs a readjustment to make sure that the cost to maintain the flood protection system is equitably distributed.

How assessments are calculated