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: Complete the levee repair construction contract.

Restoration Activities:

 

Full Repair Contract 

Contractor

Midwest Construction from Nebraska City, NE

Contract Amount

$1,343,000

Contract Award

October 4, 2019

  Construction Start

Late October 2019

Estimated Completion

Mid April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Step: Repair the system to its authorized level of flood risk management.

Status Updates:

08 November 2019 - The contractor mobilized to the site on 30 October 2019 and has begun work on repairing the levee.

24 October 2019 - The pre-construction team meeting was held on 16 October 2019 with notice to proceed issued on the same day. The contractor is scheduled to mobilize to the site to begin repairs on 28 October 2019.

13 October 2019 - Pre-construction team meeting is scheduled for the week of 14 October 2019, at which time it is anticipated notice to proceed with repairs will be issued and the contractor can begin the repair work.

04 October 2019 – The levee repair contract was awarded to Midwest Construction of Nebraska City, NE in the amount of $1,343,000 on 04 October 2019. The repair is estimated to be complete in mid April 2020.

27 September 2019 – Funds to repair the Cedar Creek levee system have been received. The construction contract is scheduled to be awarded by 04 October 2019.

13 September 2019 – The bid opening occurred on 04 Sep 2019. It is anticipated that this project will be awarded within a few weeks, pending receipt of project funding from USACE HQ.

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
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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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