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Posted 6/15/2015

Release no. 20150615-001


Contact
Eileen Williamson
402-995-2417
eileen.williamson@usace.army.mil

or

Mark Nelson
402-995-2703
mark.e.nelson@usace.army.mil

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD) and the city of Lincoln, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the 4th Presbyterian Church, 5200 Francis Street, Lincoln, Neb. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the recently initiated Deadman's Run flood risk management feasibility study. Deadman's Run is located primarily in northeast Lincoln.

The public meeting will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. describing the study followed by an open house. “During the open house, the cooperating agencies will provide the public with a study overview and then gather their input on Deadmans Run flooding problems.” said Mark Nelson, project manager with the Corps of Engineers. “The Corps,  NRD and the City will also discuss and seek public input on environmental considerations and available structural and nonstructural flood risk management measures that may be considered during the progress of the study.”

Input may be submitted at the public meeting, emailed to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AC; ATTN: Rebecca Bozarth; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. For more information, visit www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Planning/PlanningProjects/LincolnNE.aspx
Anyone with questions about the public meeting may contact the NRD at 402-476-2729 or lpsnrd@lpsnrd.org.

BACKGROUND: Lincoln, Neb. has a long history of flooding along Salt Creek and its tributaries, including Deadman's Run, dating back over 120 years. Significant floods have been recorded in 1951, 1957, 1963, 1989, 2002 and 2015 with events in June 1951 and July 1957 reportedly the most severe on Deadman's Run. In the lower Deadman's Run basin residential area northeast of 33rd and Huntingon, maximum flood depths for the 100-year event are projected to be from five to seven feet. The purpose of the Deadman's Run feasibility study is to identify the potential for developing cost-effective flood risk management solutions. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, public input is an essential part of the study process in that the public is given the opportunity to learn why the study is important, what will be done during the study process, provide specific concerns, and learn about the possible benefits.

Deadmans Run flood risk management Lincoln public scoping meeting Section 205