US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Ames Diking Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Ames Diking – Platte River Left Bank Levee System was damaged during the 2019 Flood Event, leading to the Levee Sponsor submitting a Public Law (PL) 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance request to the US Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District.

Current Action:  Design funding has been received to begin work on the Ames Diking levee repair project.  The purpose of this rehabilitation project is to repair the levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management.

Next Steps:

  1. Complete the Engineering and Design process.
  2. Advertise and award the levee repair construction contract.
  3. Repair the levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management.

Status Update:

08 July 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work is ongoing for rehabilitating the Ames Diking project. The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process by late summer or early fall.

15 June 2019 – An initial site damage assessment and economic analysis has been completed. From this initial assessment the USACE team has determined that there are damages to the levee system that are eligible for PL 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance. 

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts


NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Ames Diking Imagery

Breach at Ames Diking in Ames, Nebr. Apr. 18, 2019.

Video Gallery

Aerial view of Ames Diking Apr. 17, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
April 17, 2019 | 4:20
USACE, Omaha District documents the status of Ames Diking from an aerial view Apr. 17, 2019, weeks following the major runoff event from March 2019. (Video by Mike Glasch, USACE Omaha District)