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Final input sought on Deadmans Run flood risk study

Published March 19, 2018

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 an open house on Wednesday, March 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) Center, 1800 N. 33rd Street in Lincoln. Comments from area residents, businesses and other interested parties are being sought on the draft feasibility report for the Deadmans Run flood risk management study. There will be a brief, formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. 

The draft report provides information on the need for the project, current conditions of the project area, identification of opportunities to reduce flood risk, development of various alternatives to reduce flood impacts to life safety and property along Deadmans Run and selection of the proposed plan. 

The proposed plan includes widening the channel from Cornhusker Highway upstream to just east of 48th Street (approximately 1.6 miles) and constructing a concrete flume under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge to allow for increased conveyance of flows associated with the 100-year flood event. In addition, the State Fair Park Drive access road would be relocated further south to accommodate the wider channel and address current safety concerns and traffic delays. Environmental mitigation would be completed throughout the project to ensure there is no negative impact on the existing local ecosystem. 

The draft feasibility report may be downloaded at http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. Email your comments on the report to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil or mail to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, CENWO-PMA-A, ATTN: Jeff Bohlken, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments must be postmarked or received by April 20, 2018. For information about the study, visit www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Planning/PlanningProjects/LincolnNE.aspx.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 18-020