US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

Western Sarpy Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Western Sarpy – Platte 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 work on the Western Sarpy levee repair project. The purpose of this rehabilitation project is to repair the levee system to its 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 levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management.
 

Status Updates:

08 July 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work is on-going for rehabilitating the Western Sarpy project. The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process by late summer or early fall.

15 June 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. 

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Western Sarpy Imagery

Photo documents overtopping of Western Sarpy levee in Western Sarpy, Nebraska Mar. 14, 2019, resulting from major runoff event earlier in month. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
Photo documents overtopping of Western Sarpy levee in Western Sarpy, Nebraska Mar. 14, 2019, resulting from major runoff event earlier in month. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)
Photo documents overtopping of Western Sarpy levee in Western Sarpy, Nebraska Mar. 14, 2019, resulting from major runoff event earlier in month. (Photo by USACE, Omaha District)

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