US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

L611-614 Levee Restoration Information - UPDATED 5/20/19

Relative to what National Weather Service gauge location: Missouri River at Omaha, NE and Missouri at Plattsmouth, NE.

Background: Levee was overtopped/breached on or before 19 Mar 2019. There are 3 breaches identified in the L611-614 levee system.

Current actions: Initial closure at breach L611-611_A_I and L611-614_B_I to return river to the channel.

Anticipated construction start: TBD
 
Cost: $6 million
 
Contractor: Western Contracting, Sioux City, Iowa

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

L611-614 Levee Imagery

L611-614 South of HWY34 Looking Downstream Mar.14, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
L611-614 South of HWY34 Looking Downstream Mar.14, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
View at site of breached levee 611-614 near Highway 34 near Council Bluffs, Iowa May 5, 2019, prior to construction of haul road to be used to access levee for repairs.
View at site of breached levee 611-614 near Highway 34 near Council Bluffs, Iowa May 6, 2019 during construction of haul road, which will be used to access the levee to make repairs.
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 6, 2019
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 6, 2019
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 6, 2019
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 6, 2019
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 6, 2019
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 6, 2019
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 9, 2019.
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 9, 2019.
Image of USACE work in progress to repair levee L611-614 near Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 9, 2019.

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Restoration Activities Timeline

Activity Date
Contract Awarded (L611-614_A_I) 26 Apr 2019
Work Began (L611-614_A_I) 27 Apr 2019
Initial Closure at Breach (L611-614_A_I) Expected Completion 10 Jun 2019
   
Contract Awarded (L611-614_B_I) 26 Apr 2019
Work Began (L611-614_B_I) 27 Apr 2019
Initial Closure at Breach (L611-614_B_I) Expected Completion 10 Jun 2019
   
   
   

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Aerial View of Levee L611-614 Near Highway 34 to Downstream End Apr. 15, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
April 15, 2019 | 20:23
Aerial view of Levee L611-614 near Highway 34 to downstream end Apr. 15, 2019, following March 2019 runoff event. (Video by Mike Glasch)
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