US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Papillion Creek System Restoration Information

Background: Many of the thirteen (13) Papillion Creek Levee Systems were damaged during the 2019 Flood Event, leading to the Project Sponsor submitting Public Law (PL) 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance requests 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:

08 November 2019 - USACE team conducted a site visit with the 60% levee repair design plan in hand last week. The HDR design team anticipates submitting the 90% levee repair design to the USACE team for review by 15 November. 

24 October 2019 - The HDR design team anticipates submitting the 60% levee repair design to the USACE team for review at the end of this month. 

13 October 2019 - The 30% design review was complete without any significant concerns.  The HDR design team is progressing and anticipates submitting the 60% design to the USACE team for review later this month.  The team is also planning to meet with the levee sponsor later this month to continue project coordination, such as determining project haul routes. 

27 September 2019 – The 30% review conference for the levee repair design is scheduled for 01 October 2019 to review the initial design schedule and sketches for the project.

13 September 2019 – The team continues to work with HDR Engineering Inc. to develop the levee repair design for the Papillion Creek levee systems.

06 September 2019 – The USACE team conducted an initial kick-off meeting and site visit with the HDR team on 28 Aug 2019.  The current schedule is to have the levee repair design by the end of the calendar year.

23 August 2019 – A contract was awarded to HDR Engineering Inc. on 16 August 2019 to design the repairs of the Papillion Creek Levee Systems.

05 August 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Papillion Creek levee systems. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by the end of the calendar year.

16 July 2019 – An initial site damage assessment and economic analysis has been completed for all of the thirteen (13) Papillion Creek Levee Systems.  From this initial assessment the USACE team has determined that there are damages to the some of the Papillion Creek Levee Systems that are eligible for PL 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance.  The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process for repairing the damage identified by the end of the calendar year 2019.

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Papillion Creek Levee System Imagery

Erosion around a drainage structure and headwall identified during an initial damage assessment on May 14, 2019.
Damage to a riverside berm drain identified during an initial damage assessment May 3, 2019.

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