US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Omaha – Missouri River Right Bank Levee System Restoration Information

Background: The Omaha – Missouri River Right 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: Construction contract has been awarded.

Restoration Activities:

 

Full Repair Contract 

Contractor

Young's General Contracting, Inc. of Poplar Bluff, MO

Contract Amount

$1,255,879

Contract Award

November 5, 2019

  Construction Start

Mid November 2019

Completion

May 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Steps:

  1. Repair the system to its authorized level of flood risk management.

Status Updates:

08 November 2019 - A construction contract was awarded on 05 November to Young's General Contracting, Inc. of Poplar Bluff, MO in the amount of $1,255,879. Repairs are expected to take 180 calendar days to complete once notice to proceed is issued to the contractor.

24 October 2019 - Bid opening occurred on 18 October 2019 with contract award anticipated the first week of November.

13 October 2019 - No awardable bids were received during the first bid opening so the Omaha levee repair contract was re-advertised on 04 October 2019.  The Pre-bid site visit is scheduled for 11 October 2019 with the subsequent bid opening scheduled for 18 October 2019.

27 September 2019 – Funds to repair the Omaha levee system have been received. The construction contract is expected to be awarded in early October. 

13 September 2019 – The bid opening for the Omaha – Missouri River Right Bank levee repair project is scheduled for 19 Sep 2019.  It is anticipated that this construction contract will be awarded in October.

06 September 2019 – During the final design reviews additional damage locations were identified.  The team is now working on incorporating these additional locations into the levee repair design package.  The project is still on schedule and is anticipated to be advertised by the end of the week or early next week.

23 August 2019 – The team is on scheduled to be done with the E&D process late summer. The project was advertised to the pre-qualified Contractor Pool on 21 August 2019 with award anticipated around 04 September 2019.

05 August 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Omaha levee system. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by late summer.

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 on-going for rehabilitating the Omaha – Missouri River Right Bank Levee System.  The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process for repairing the damage identified by the late-summer 2019.

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Omaha – Missouri River Right Bank Levee System Imagery

Omaha – Missouri River Right Bank Levee System erosion along a wing wall structure identified during the initial damage assessment on May 22, 2019.
Channel erosion and sloughing along the Minne-Lusa channel and levee tie-back section May 22, 2019.

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