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District awards phase two development contract for Zorinsky Lake maintenance corridor

Published Oct. 5, 2021
Updated: Oct. 4, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Missouri River Project Office recently awarded a $270K contract for the creation of a maintenance corridor along the southern portion of the federal property line at Zorinsky Lake which will fall between 168th St. and 184th Ave. in Omaha.

Zorinsky Lake is a reservoir behind Papillion Creek Dam Site 18, which was constructed by USACE to manage risks associated with large flood events and provide public recreation opportunities. The federal land around the lake is managed through a lease agreement with the city of Omaha.

The work represents the second phase of a multi-phased effort to implement a 30 feet wide corridor around the entire perimeter of the property. This is necessary in order to comply with USACE policies pertaining to the stewardship of public property. 

The multiple uses for this corridor will include: visually marking the federal property boundary line, reducing risk to adjacent property owners, enabling encroachment detection and resolution of private encroachments, improving emergency access to remote or heavily forested areas, decreasing fire intensity immediately along the boundary line, and improving land management stewardship for adjacent homeowners through tree maintenance and mowing.

Work will be performed by Midwest Maritime Services, LLC from Tekamah, Nebraska.  The phase two completion date is December 2022 and subsequent phases are expected to be implemented over the next two to four years.

For more information, please contact the USACE Public Affairs Office at (256) 895-1691 or DLL-CENWO-PAO@usace.army.mil.

Kelsey Jolley
9901 John J. Pershing Dr.

Release no. 21-064