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Corps awards initial breach contract for L550-561 levee system near Watson, Missouri

Published June 12, 2019
Aerial view of levee L550 as of June, 11, 2019.

Aerial view of levee L550 as of June, 11, 2019.

Aerial view of levee L550 as of June, 11, 2019.

Aerial view of levee L550 as of June, 11, 2019.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $22.1 million contract to Weston Solutions of West Chester, PA for initial breach repairs to the L550-561 levee system Tuesday.

There are four levee breaches on levee L550 due to this year’s high runoff event.  This initial breach repair will reduce the risk of flooding to help protect critical infrastructure along the Missouri River near Watson, Missouri.

“Within 100 days of the contractor beginning this initial breach repair work, both priority breaches on the L550 levee system should be closed,” said Rachel Shrader, Project Manager, Omaha District System Restoration Team. “These initial breach repairs will increase flood risk management to the area behind the levee as the team works on repair solutions for fully rehabilitating the levee system.”

For regular updates on the repair efforts to flood control structures in the Missouri River Basin, visit the Omaha District’s System Restoration web page at: https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Omaha-District-System-Restoration-Team/.


Contact
Public Affairs Office, Omaha District
402-995-2417
Omaha.USACE-PA@usace.army.mil
1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102

Release no. 19-083