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Corps of Engineers awards contract to restore levee at Camp Ashland, Nebraska

Published Sept. 29, 2020

The purpose of the contract is to fully rehabilitate levee system and flood wall from damages caused by the spring 2019 flooding and make improvements to increase the overtopping erosion and breach resistance of the levee. The period of performance to complete the repairs is 150 calendar days after the notice to proceed.

“The entire team is excited to have this project awarded and look forward to getting construction underway”, said Justin Ketelsen, Omaha District Project Manager for the Camp Ashland project. “We understand the importance of providing additional resiliency to the critical equipment and training at Camp Ashland.”

There are more than 350 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers, and tributaries that experienced significant flood damage since March 2019. Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair of the levee system 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. 20-141