US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Broken Bow (Left) Restoration Information

Background: The Broken Bow – Mud Creek Left and Right Bank Levee Systems were damaged during the 2019 Flood Event, leading to the Project 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 levee repair project.  The purpose of this rehabilitation project is to repair the levee system to the authorized level of flood risk management.

Next Steps:

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

Status Updates:

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

26 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. Once funding has been received, the USACE team will coordinate with the Levee Sponsor on the design of the overall levee repair project.

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Broken Bow (Left) Levee Imagery

Drainage structure damage identified by the USACE team during the initial site inspection conducted May 30, 2019 along Mud Creek in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

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