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West Point Levee Restoration Information

Background: The West Point – Elkhorn River Left Bank Levee System was 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 the engineering and design work on the levee repair project. The purpose of the rehabilitation 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 contract.
  3. Repair the levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management benefits.

Status Updates:

03 February 2021 - The levee sponsor continues to work to secure the necessary real estate for the levee repair efforts. This includes the acquisition and demolition of multiple residential properties to allow for the construction of the required seepage berm along the levee system. Once the real estate is secured by the levee sponsor, this contract can be advertised for construction.

08 September 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the next several months, pending finalization of real estate documentation by the levee sponsor.

16 July 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the next several months, pending finalization of real estate documentation by the levee sponsor.

10 June 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the next several months, pending finalization of real estate documentation by the levee sponsor.

08 May 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the next several months, pending finalization of real estate documentation by the levee sponsor.

23 April 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the next several months, pending finalization of real estate documentation by the levee sponsor.

10 April 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the next several months, pending finalization of real estate documentation by the levee sponsor.

16 March 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

04 March 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

13 February 2020 - The team continues the engineering and design process for the West Point levee repair project.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

31 January 2020 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

10 January 2020 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

18 December 2019 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

06 December 2019 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

22 November 2019 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

08 November 2019 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

24 October 2019 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

13 October 2019 - The team continues engineering and design work on repairing the West Point levee system.  The current schedule is to have a repair contract awarded in the spring of 2020.

27 September 2019 – Engineering and design funds have been received. The team is now developing a schedule for the levee repair design efforts.

13 September 2019 – The team is awaiting receipt of funding from USACE HQ to begin designing the West Point levee system repairs.

06 September 2019 – The team has requested and is awaiting Engineering & Design funds to begin designing the levee repairs. It is likely that the Omaha District will partner with the USACE Chicago District to complete this design effort.

23 August 2019 – Eligibility of levee repairs under PL 84-99 has been approved.  The team is now awaiting Engineering & Design funds to begin designing the repairs.

13 August 2019 – The team has completed the damage assessment and economic analysis. Eligibility for PL 84-99 rehabilitation assistance is pending approval.

05 August 2019 – The team continues to finalize the damage assessment and economic analysis report to make a final determination on eligibility for PL 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance.

01 August 2019 – An initial site damage assessment been completed.  The team is finalizing the damage assessment and economic analysis report to make a final determination on eligibility for PL 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance

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