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Virtual public meeting scheduled for flood risk management study in Fremont.

Published Jan. 8, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District and the city of Fremont, will hold a virtual public meeting Jan. 13, from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom meeting ID 95037694771 to discuss results of the flood risk management study outlined in the recently released draft feasibility report.

The draft report provides information on the need for the project, current conditions of the project area, identification of opportunities to reduce flood risk and selection of the proposed plan. The recommended plan includes the potential to apply nonstructural flood risk reduction measures to 127 structures within the city limits such as elevation, dry floodproofing and wet floodproofing.

The total estimated cost of these flood mitigation measures is approximately $11 million, of which 65% would be federally cost-shared. USACE, LPNNRD, and city staff will discuss study results and answer questions about the program including eligibility requirements to participate. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more, especially those owning structures in the floodplain and who are interested in these flood mitigation measures.

The draft feasibility report may be downloaded at https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Planning-Projects/Fremont_NE/. Comments or questions on the report can be emailed to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil.

Release no. 21-001