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Public meeting scheduled on Randolph, Nebraska flood risk management feasibility study

Published Sept. 13, 2016

OMAHA, NE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Randolph, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the City Auditorium, 119 North Main Street in Randolph, Nebraska. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on a flood risk management study and gather input on the draft feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment.

The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m. “During the open house portion of the meeting, the Corps of Engineers will answer questions the public may have about the study,” said Gwyn Jarrett, project manager. “We are interested in speaking with local residents and listening to their thoughts on the Corps’ preferred alternative of widening approximately 1.4 miles of the Middle Logan Creek channel and modifying six bridges to reduce flood threats to lives and property in the city of Randolph.”

Comments may be submitted at the public meeting, emailed to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AA; ATTN: Gwyn Jarrett; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Copies of the report are available at the Public Library located at 111 N Douglas Street and at the City Administration Building located at 212 E. Broadway in Randolph.

The report can also be downloaded from https://nwo.usace.afpims.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/Article/941086/draft-integrated-feasibility-report-and-environmental-assessment-randolph-nebra/. Comments must be received or postmarked by October 12, 2016.

Anyone with questions about the public meeting may contact the City at (402) 337-0567.

BACKGROUND: The city of Randolph has experienced frequent flooding from Middle Logan Creek since the early 1900s as a result of intense rain during spring and summer months. There are currently no reliable flood risk reduction projects along the Middle Logan Creek or its tributaries in the Randolph area. Excavated material from a channel clean-out performed by the city in the late 1980s was placed along the banks of the channel to form spoil bank levees that parallel the channel. The spoil bank levees were not designed to any engineering specifications and cannot be relied upon to provide flood risk reduction.

Omaha District PAO
Gwyn Jarrett

Release no. 20160913-001