US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

L601 Levee Restoration Information

Relative to what gauge location: Missouri River at Plattsmouth, NE

Background: Levee was overtopped/breached on or before 19 Mar 2019. There are 4 breaches identified in the L601 levee system.

Current actions: Initial closure at breach at L601_C_I to return river to the channel. L601 contract awarded 14 May 2019, expected completion 14 June 2019.

Anticipated construction start: TBD
Cost: $8.5 million
Contractor: Newt Maritime Services out of Dubuque, Iowa

Risk to normal Spring Runoff operations? Yes
Risk to elevated Spring Runoff operations? Yes
Next Steps:
L601 is inactive in the PL84-99 program and is therefore ineligible for rehabilitation assistance.

L601 Levee Imagery

Photo documents overtopping of levee L601 near Glenwood, IA Mar. 15, 2019, which resulted from a a major runoff event. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Restoration Activities Timeline

Activity Date
Contract Awarded (L601_C_I) 14 May 2019
Work began (L601_C_I)  
Initial Closure at Breach (L601_C_I) Expected Completion 14 June 2019

Video Gallery

Aerial View of Levee L601 Apr. 15, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
April 15, 2019 | 11:24
Aerial view of Levee L601 Apr. 15, 2019, following March 2019 runoff event. (Video by Mike Glasch)