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Omaha District awards contract to protect Iowa water plant

Published April 5, 2019
Clear Creek Levee

Clear Creek Levee

OMAHA, Neb. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded a contract to provide protection to the Glenwood/Pacific Junction Water Plant at Glenwood, Iowa. The $990,402 contract was awarded to Advanced Trenching and Utilities to provide protection to the water plant and well head that provides potable water to the Glenwood/Pacific Junction area. The water plant serves a population of approximately 6,000 people.

Also, emergency repairs to the Clear Creek levee near Ashland, Nebraska, are substantially complete. The breach repair will finish on, or ahead of schedule, and provides significant public safety benefits to the local area.

The Omaha District is continuing efforts to perform damage assessments as water recedes and access to levees become available. The district is conducting underwater surveys of scour holes along the Missouri and Platte rivers in an effort to support these efforts. There are more than 500 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte, and Elkhorn rivers and tributaries that have experienced significant flood damage. Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair of the levee system efforts will take an extended period of time to execute. Levees must be active in the Public Law 84-99 program to be eligible for repairs.

Omaha District’s focus remains on ensuring the safety of citizens and communicating the conditions on the river systems to all of our partners and stakeholders. The Corps continues to provide flood fight assistance to state, local, and tribal government agencies.

To date, the Omaha District has distributed approximately 258,000 sandbags, 2,200 super sandbags, 16,500 feet of HESCO barriers, eight pumps and two sandbag machines.

The first source of information for citizens is their local emergency managers. For questions or concerns you can call 211, which is a national resource hotline and website geared to local area needs.

Omaha Public Affairs

Release no. 19-014