Levee repair projects underway near Bellevue, Nebraska CIty
Two more levee repair projects are underway south of Omaha following last summer’s Missouri River flooding.
The Corps of Engineers says a $43,000 contract was awarded for seeding along the levee from Bellevue to Plattsmouth. A $4.7 million repair project is also underway five miles south of Nebraska City.
Brett Budd, chief of the Omaha District’s Systems Restoration Team, says the work south of Nebraska City involves repairing scour holes and installing a seepage berm. He says the entire project will be complete by June first.
The Omaha District has $280 million worth of levee repair projects planned. Budd says the highest priority is the repair of five levee breaches in southwest Iowa, near Percival and Hamburg. The Corps plans to put six more levee repair projects out for bids in the next month.
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