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Corps awards contract to complete levee repairs on multiple levee systems in, Sheridan County, Wyoming

Published July 30, 2020
Damaged berm and slope that lead to levee crest road failure.

Damaged berm and slope that lead to levee crest road failure.

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $3.55M construction contract to Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tennessee on July 24, for the rehabilitation of Little Goose Creek Left Bank,Big Goose Creek Right Bank and Goose Creek Right Bank Levee Systems damaged by the spring 2019 flooding. The duration of the contract is 150 days after the notice to proceed.

The levee sponsor requested rehabilitation assistance under the PL 84-99 program in June of 2019.  However, continued high-water events prevented the Corps’ project team from getting on-site to evaluate the damages.  The repairs were approved in mid-October but drill crews could not perform geotechnical investigations until this spring. 

Once soil testing information was received, the Corps’ project team was able to package the project for solicitation.  In addition to this project, an option will be awarded to repair additional damages under the Corps’ Section 1135 authority.  Awarding this option will add 30 days to the construction contract duration and will alleviate the issues associated with having two contractors working in the area.    

“We are excited to get on-site and begin working with our contractor to restore the Sheridan, Wyoming levee system back to pre-flood condition.  The sponsor has been integral in the process of getting this contract awarded.  We look forward to collaboratively moving forward with the sponsor, our contractor and the Corps project delivery team.” said Ryan Gab, Omaha District Construction Project Engineer for the Sheridan Levee Repair project.

There are more than 350 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers, and tributaries that have experienced significant flood damage since March 2019. Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair efforts will take an extended period of time to complete.

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.

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/.

Release no. 20-082