The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has several levee repair projects underway following last summer’s Missouri River flooding.
The Corps updated the construction work during a conference call last Friday. One project is in Council Bluffs. Kim Thomas of the Omaha District’s Emergency Management Division says repairs are underway at the 28thStreet and Veterans Memorial Bridge locations. The existing pump stations have been demolished, and construction is scheduled to be complete on March first.
Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 19 levee repair projects are in the works at a cost of $280 million dollars.
Officials from the Corps' Omaha office updated the levee repairs during a conference call Friday afternoon. Last summer's Missouri River flooding caused several levee breaches along the Nebraska-Iowa border, and farther south in to Missouri.
Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to use last year's record water releases and runoff in its future forecasts for water releases.
The Corps released its 2012 Annual Operating Plan Friday. The plan is based in part on comments received at a series of public meetings. It also includes recommendations from a report issued last month by a four-member panel who studied the Corps' response to last summer's Missouri River flooding.