Hamburg - Main Ditch 6 Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Hamburg – Main Ditch 6 Left 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 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:

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 being initiated for rehabilitating the Hamburg – Ditch 6 levee system. 

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Hamburg Ditch 6 Levee Imagery

The Hamburg – Ditch 6 Levee after local (City of Hamburg) flood fighting efforts. Photo taken on May 29, 2019.
High waters against the Hamburg – Ditch 6 Levee on May 29, 2019. Photo taken from above Hamburg, IA looking southwest.

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