US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Emergency Management News

Corps awards contract for initial breach repair for portion of Levee L611-614
4/26/2019 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded a $6 million contract Friday, to repair a 1,200 foot breach on levee L611-614 south of Highway 34 in Mills County, Iowa. The repair will...
Omaha District Begins Levee Repair
3/22/2019
As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s aggressive recovery from the 2019 unregulated runoff event, the District began breach repair on the Union Dike levee near Valley, NE.  Due...
Omaha District Awards Emergency Levee Contract
3/21/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has awarded a contract for an emergency levee breach repair on the Union Dike. The breach on the Platte River significantly impacts public safety in...
USACE NWO continues flood fight partnerships
3/17/2019
There are confirmed breaches at L611-614 (south of Council Bluffs, Iowa), L-601 (south of Glenwood, Iowa), L-575 (Fremont County, Iowa), L-550 (Atchison County, Missouri), R-562 (Nemaha County,...

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.