US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Cedar Creek Omaha (F&W) Restoration Information

Background: The Cedar Creek (Omaha F&W) – Platte River Right Bank Levee System was 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 the engineering and design 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. Complete the Engineering and Design process.
  2. Advertise and award the levee repair construction contract.
  3. Repair the system to its authorized level of flood risk management.

Status Updates:

04 September 2019 – Correction. The bid opening was conducted on 04 Sep 2019 and the team is anticipating awarding the construction contract by mid-to-late September. 

29 August 2019 – A construction contract to repair the Cedar Creek levee system was advertised to pre-qualified contractors on 21 August 2019 with award anticipated around 04 September 2019.  The pre-qualified contractors conducted a site visit on 29 August 2019 to view the scope of work on site in order to make an accurate bid.

23 August 2019 – The team is on scheduled to be done with the E&D process late summer. The project was advertised to the pre-qualified Contractor Pool on 21 August 2019 with award anticipated around 04 September 2019.

05 August 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Cedar Creek levee system. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by late summer.

16 July 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. Engineering and Design (E&D) work is on-going for rehabilitating the Cedar Creek Levee System.  The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process for repairing the damage identified by the late-summer 2019.

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Cedar Creek Omaha (F&W) Levee Imagery

USACE Engineering and Construction Team and the Local Levee Sponsor conducting the Plan In-Hand Review on the Cedar Creek Levee Aug. 7, 2019.
Erosion and scour along the riverside channel bank extending into the levee section at Cedar Creek levee May 16, 2019.
Minor damage to the levee crest due to high water overtopping the Cedar Creek levee May 16, 2019.
Pre-qualified contractors conduct a site visit at the Cedar Creek levee on Aug. 29, 2019 to view the scope of work on site in order to make an accurate bid.

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Cedar Creek levee damage May 17, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
April 17, 2019 | 0:57
Aerial video of damage to Cedar Creek levee near Yutan and Ashland, Neb. May 17, 2019. (Video by USACE Omaha District)
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