US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Pender – Logan Creek Right Bank Levee System Restoration Information

Background: The Pender – Logan Creek 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 repair project.  The purpose of this rehabilitation project is to repair the systems to their 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 – The USACE team conducted an initial kick-off meeting and site visit with the RJH team last week.  The current schedule is to have the levee repair design by the end of the calendar year.

29 August 2019 – RJH Consultants will present its 30% design solution in two weeks for USACE to review.

13 August 2019 – The Pender A-E Design Contract was awarded to RJH Consultants on 9 August 2019.

05 August 2019 – The USACE team and Levee Sponsor conducted a site visit to the Pender Levee System on 29 July 2019.  The data collected during this site visit will be used to refine the engineering design documents for the project.

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 Pender Levee System.  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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Pender Levee Imagery

Photo of the Pender levee bank erosion and bridge structure damage from the March high water event. Photo taken during the July 29, 2019 site visit.
Debris from the March high water documented during the July 29, 2019 site visit along the Pender levee system in Pender, Neb.
Substantial channel erosion along Logan Creek in Pender, NE. Picture was taken on Apr. 22, 2019.
Drainage structure damage documented during the initial damage assessment conducted Apr. 22, 2019.

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