US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Union Dike and No Name Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Union and No Name Dikes – Platte River Left Bank Levee System experienced significant damage during the 2019 Flood Event.  This led to one (1) breach and substantial other damage occurring throughout the Levee System.

Current Action: A priority breach impacting the property and infrastructure behind the Union and No Name Levee System was identified for initial repairs.  This construction contract was awarded on 21 March 2019.  These initial repairs were directed at stopping the flow from the Platte River into the area behind the levee system and providing an incremental level of flood risk management.  Follow-on actions to further repair the levee system and provide additional flood risk management are being coordinated within the PL 84-99 program. 

Restoration Activities:

 

Initial Breach Repair

Contractor

Pruss Excavation Company from Dodge, NE

Contract Amount

$1.05 Million

Contract Award

March 21, 2019

  Construction Start

March 22, 2019

Completion

March 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

08 July 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work is on-going for rehabilitating the Union and No Name project.  The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process by the end of the calendar year.

20 June 2019 – The initial breach repair project was completed in late March.  The team has also completed an initial site damage assessment and economic analysis for the remaining repair work.  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. 

NOAA River Level Observations & Forecasts

NOAA Water Gauge Levels

Union Dike Imagery

USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by Capt. Ryan Hignight)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by Capt. Ryan Hignight)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by Capt. Ryan Hignight)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
USACE works on Union Dike restoration after March 2019 runoff event Mar. 22, 2019. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)

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USACE working on repairs to Union Dike
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
March 26, 2019 | 2:32
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District works to repair damages to Union Dike near Valley, Nebraska Mar. 26. The levee sustained damage from a major runoff event. (Video by Capt. Ryan Hignight, USACE Omaha District)
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