US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Wakefield Restoration Information

Background: The Wakefield - Logan Creek Right Bank (Non-Federal) 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:

08 November 2019 - The team continues to work through the design and review process for this levee repair project, but is now anticipating 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, but is now anticipating awarding the construction contract in early calendar year 2020.

13 October 2019 - The 90% levee repair design is still on schedule for this month.  The team is still anticipating awarding the levee repair construction contract by the end of the calendar year.

27 September 2019 – The 90% levee repair design plan is anticipated to be complete in early October. Following technical review of the plan, a construction contract for repairs is anticipated to be awarded in December.

13 September 2019 – The team continues to refine the levee repair design for the Wakefield levee system.  It is anticipated that this construction contract will be advertised by late-fall or early-winter.

06 September 2019 – The Omaha District has partnered with the USACE Portland 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 Wakefield levee system. 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 Wakefield levee system. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by the end of the calendar year.

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 Wakefield 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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Wakefield Levee Imagery

Drainage Structure outlet clogged and covered with silt and sand deposited from the high water event. Photo taken Apr. 20, 2019.
Significant erosion on lower bank ledge looking upstream. Damage identified during the initial damage assessment on Apr. 20, 2019.

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