US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

L536 Levee Restoration Information

Background: The L-536-550 Turkey Creek Left Bank, Rock Creek Left Bank, Missouri River Left Bank, and Mill Creek Right Bank Levee System experienced significant damage during the 2019 Flood Event.  This led to five (5) breaches, along with substantial other damages, occurring throughout the Levee System.

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 Update:

08 November 2019 - The team continues to have meetings with the levee sponsor and other stakeholders to develop the path forward for repairing the severely damaged levee system. 

24 October 2019 - The team continues to have meetings with the levee sponsor and other stakeholders to develop the path forward for repairing the severely damaged levee system. 

13 October 2019 - The team is still anticipating to start repairing the system later this year utilizing a new contract vehicle that the Omaha District is working to get in place for large-scale projects such as the repair of the L-536 system.

27 September 2019 – The team continues to coordinate with the Levee Sponsor in developing a plan to fully repair the L-536 levee system that was substantially damaged during this year's high water event.

13 September 2019 – The team is continuing design work for repairing the L-536 levee system.  Due to significant damages to the system and the continuing higher than normal water levels on the Missouri River, construction efforts on the L-536 system may not begin until late this calendar year.

06 September 2019 – The USACE team continues to work with the levee sponsor to determine the best path forward for repairing the damages levee system.  The schedule for the design and construction of these repairs is still being refined during these ongoing discussions.

29 August 2019 – The USACE team is still coordinating with the Levee Sponsor to determine the overall scope of the project.

13 August 2019 – The USACE team is still coordinating with the Levee Sponsor to determine the overall scope of the project.

31 July 2019 – The USACE team is still coordinating with the Levee Sponsor to determine the overall repair project.

22 July 2019 – The USACE team is still coordinating with the Levee Sponsor to determine the overall repair project.

08 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. The USACE team is coordinating with the Levee Sponsor on the design of the overall levee repair project.

10 June 2019 – An initial site damage assessment been completed.  The team is finalizing the damage assessment and economic analysis report to make a final determination on eligibility for PL 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance.

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

L536 Levee Imagery

Aerial view of the damaged L-536 levee system near Atchison County, MO. The team flew over the levee system to further investigate the extent of damage in order to assist in designing levee repairs.
Photo documents an aerial view of levee L536 near Atchinson County, Missouri Mar. 19, 2019 after the 2019 runoff event occuring same month. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)

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Aerial view of Levee L536 Apr. 17, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
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Aerial view of Levee L536 Apr. 17, 2019 following the March 2019 runoff event. (Video by Mike Glasch, USACE Omaha District Public Affairs)
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