Emergency Management News

Leading the charge against the June 2024 Missouri River floods
7/15/2024
When the Missouri River and its tributaries rose above flood stage in late June, the damaging flood waters required an aggressive response and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District led the...
Bear Creek Dam gate maintenance project plans released
7/10/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District is planning to replace emergency and service gates at the Bear Creek Dam’s reservoir intake structure in Littleton, Colorado, in December 2024.While...
Omaha District partners with WOZU group to plant native vegetation near Standing Rock bike trails
5/30/2024
A team from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Oahe Project traveled to Cannon Ball, North Dakota May 16 to participate in a planting project with the WOZU group that will incorporate...
Ground broken on Offutt’s final flood recovery campuses
5/23/2024
Two groundbreaking ceremonies took place at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 3, 2024, signifying the final stages of seven U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District flood recovery projects on...
USACE, Air Force break ground on B-21 weapons generation facility
5/14/2024
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.— Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Rapid City, South Dakota resident team, along with airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base recently broke...

Flood Risk Reduction Projects

The local sponsor has responsibility for operating and maintaining flood risk reduction projects including levees, floodwalls, channels and other flood risk reduction measures.

The responsible local sponsor should plan and prepare for high water, and understand the steps to take during emergencies to help keep the public safe, reduce flood damage and promote public awareness of local flood risks and issues.

Public Law 84-99 gives USACE discretionary authority by Congress to act and react to emergencies caused by floods, contaminated water sources, drought, or dam failures. This authority also allows USACE to repair and/or rehabilitate qualified flood control projects, whether it is federally constructed or privately owned.