US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

L550 Levee Restoration Information - UPDATED 5/20/19

Relative to what National Weather Service gauge location: Missouri River at Nebraska, City, NE and Missouri River at Brownville, NE.

Background: Levee was overtopped/breached on or before 19 Mar 2019. There are 7 breaches identified in the L550 levee system.

Current actions: Site assessment has started.

Anticipated construction start: TBD
Cost: TBD
Contractor: TBD

Risk to normal Spring Runoff operations? Yes
Risk to elevated Spring Runoff operations? Yes
Next Steps:
1. When levees are accessible, conduct physical damage assessment.
2. Design and construct levee restoration to authorized level of flood risk reduction.

L550 Levee Imagery

Photo shows levee L550 breach effects near Watson, Missouri Mar. 14, 2019 (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Restoration Activities Timeline

Activity Date
Contract Awarded (L550)  
Work began (L550)  
Expected Completion (L550)  
Contract Awarded (L550)  
Work began (L550)  
Expected Completion (L550)  

Video Gallery

Aerial view of Levee L550A Apr. 15, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
April 15, 2019 | 0:36
Aerial view of Levee L550A Apr. 15, 2019, following March 2019 runoff event. (Video by Mike Glasch)