US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Scribner - Pebble Creek Restoration Information

Background: The Scribner – Pebble Creek Left Bank and Elkhorn 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:

04 September 2019 – Correction. The bid opening is on 10 September 2019, the contract award is anticipated by the end of September.

23 August 2019 – A construction contract to repair the Scribner levee system was advertised to pre-qualified contractors on 19 August 2019 with award anticipated around 10 September 2019. 

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

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Scribner Levee Imagery

Levee embankment vegetation damaged by floodwaters along Pebble Creek. Photo taken May 23, 2019.
Debris and sedimentation clogging drainage structures identified during the initial damage assessment on May, 23 2019.

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