US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Clear Creek Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Clear Creek – Platte River Right Bank Levee System experienced significant damage during the 2019 Flood Event.  This led to four (4) breaches, along with substantial other damages, occurring throughout the Levee System.

Current Action: A priority breach impacting the property and infrastructure behind the Clear Creek Levee System was identified for initial repairs.  This construction contract was awarded on 29 March 2019.  These initial repairs were directed at stopping the flow from the Platte River into the area behind the levee system and providing an incremental level of flood risk management.  Follow-on actions to further repair the levee system and provide additional flood risk management are being coordinated within the PL 84-99 program. 

Restoration Activities:

 

Initial Breach Repair

Contractor

Pruss Excavation Company from Dodge, NE

Contract Amount

$1.37 Million

Contract Award

March 29, 2019

  Construction Start

March 30, 2019

Completion

April 8, 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

06 September 2019 – The team is working on finalizing the levee repair design and currently plans on advertising the construction contract later this month.  It is anticipated that this contract will be awarded by late-October or early-November.

23 August 2019 – Team continues engineering and design work on repairs for the Clear Creek levee system. Design is expected to be complete by late summer/early fall at which time a construction contract will be advertised and awarded to repair the system.

05 Aug 2019 – The USACE Design team and Levee Sponsor conducted a “Plan In-Hand” review of the repair design documents on 31 July 2019.  These reviews are conducted to ensure that the team is developing a technically feasible and acceptable design. Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Clear Creek levee system.  The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by late summer or early fall.

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

20 June 2019 – The initial breach repair project was completed in early April. The team has also completed an initial site damage assessment and economic analysis for the remaining repair work.  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

Clear Creek Imagery

USACE Engineering and Construction Team and the Local Levee Sponsor conducting the Plan In-Hand Review on the Clear Creek Levee System on July 31, 2019.
Photo documents the Clear Creek Levee breach resulting from the 2019 runoff event along the Missouri in Clear Creek, Nebraska March 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
Photo documents the Clear Creek Levee breach resulting from the 2019 runoff event along the Missouri in Clear Creek, Nebraska March 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
Photo documents the Clear Creek Levee breach resulting from the 2019 runoff event along the Missouri in Clear Creek, Nebraska March 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
Photo documents the Clear Creek Levee breach resulting from the 2019 runoff event along the Missouri River in Clear Creek, Nebraska Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)

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Aerial view of Clear Creek Levee Apr. 17, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
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Aerial view of Clear Creek Levee Apr. 17, 2019 following the March 2019 runoff event. (Video by Mike Glasch, USACE Omaha District Public Affairs)
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