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 November 2019 - The team continues to work through the design and review process for this levee repair project. Due to technical issues identified during the review process, the team now anticipates awarding the construction contract in early calendar year 2020.

24 October 2019 - The team continues to work through the design and review process for this levee repair project and anticipates awarding the construction contract by the end of the calendar year.

13 October 2019 - Additional damage locations were identified by the team when the design was being finalized.  The team is now working to incorporate these additional locations into the design documents.  The team is still anticipating awarding the repair construction contract this calendar year.

27 September 2019 – The 60% review conference was held 26 September 2019. The 90% levee repair design plan is expected to be complete 11 October 2019. The construction contract is currently estimated to be awarded early November.

13 September 2019 – The team continues to refine the levee repair design for the Union and No Name Dike levee system.  It is anticipated that this construction contract will be advertised later this fall.

06 September 2019 – The Omaha District has partnered with the USACE Walla-Walla District to help complete the E&D effort as quickly and efficiently as possible.  The levee repair design is anticipated to be complete in November with the team targeting the award of the contract by the end of the calendar year.

23 August 2019 – Team continues engineering and design work on repairs for the Union/No Name Dike. Upon completion of design by the end of 2019, a construction contract will be advertised and awarded to repair the system.

05 August 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Union & No Name Dike levee system. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by the end of the calendar year.

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

The USACE team, in coordination with the levee sponsor, conducted a plan in hand design review for the Union and No Name Dike levee repair project on Sep. 25, 2019.
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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Aerial view of Union Dike Apr. 17, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
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Aerial view of Union Dike Apr. 17, 2019 following the March 2019 runoff event. (Video by Mike Glasch, USACE Omaha District Public Affairs)
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