04 September 2019 – Correction. The levee repair contract bid opening is scheduled for 11 September 2019 and the contract award is anticipated by the beginning of October. The team also conducted the pre-bid site visit on 03 September 2019.
23 August 2019 – A construction contract to repair the Columbus levee system was advertised to pre-qualified contractors on 19 August 2019 with award anticipated around 11 September 2019.
05 August 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Columbus levee system. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by late summer or early fall.
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 Columbus – Loup River Levee System. The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process for repairing the initial damage identified by late-summer or early-fall.