US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

R616-613 Levee Restoration Information

Background: The R-616/613 Missouri River Right Bank & Papillion Creek Left Bank were damaged during the 2019 Flood Event, leading to the Levee 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 work on the levee repair project.  The purpose of this rehabilitation project is to repair the levee systems 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 levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management.
 

Status Update:

09 July 2019 – The team conducted an initial pre-proposal site walk with construction contractors on 08 July 2019.  Pending availability of funding from HQUSACE the project is anticipated to be awarded in late-July or early-August.

17 June 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.  The USACE team is actively coordinating with the Levee Sponsor to ensure all repair efforts integrate with ongoing construction activities.

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R616-613 Levee Imagery

Photo documents runoff event activities at levee R616-613 near Plattsmouth, Nebraska Mar. 16, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District).
Photo documents runoff event activities at levee R616-613 near Plattsmouth, Nebraska Mar. 16, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District).
Photo documents runoff event activities at levee R616-613 near Plattsmouth, Nebraska Mar. 16, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District).
Image shows Levee R616-613 looking upstream on the Papillion Creek (west) from approximately the confluence of Big Papillion Creek with the Missouri River May 29, 2019.
Image shows Levee R616-613 looking southwest towards Offutt AFB from approximately the Bellevue Toll Bridge March 22, 2019.

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