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: Design funding has been received to begin the engineering and design 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 Updates:

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.

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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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