USACE: Idaho’s Carmen Levee Work Starts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors plan to begin work this week to rehabilitate flood-damaged areas of the Carmen Levee System, located in Carmen, Idaho, on the Salmon River in Lemhi County.

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The levee was damaged by sustained high flows during the 2017 flood season.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District awarded a contract August 27, 2018, to S.E.A. Construction LLC, a registered competitive, woman-owned, small business in Raymond, Washington, for approximately $154,000 to repair the levee.

The rehabilitation project will require about one week to complete, said USACE.

The Corps of Engineers has authority under Public Law 84-99 to supplement local efforts in the repair of both federal (Corps-constructed, locally operated and maintained) and non-federal (constructed by non-federal interests or by the Work Projects Administration) flood risk management projects damaged by flooding events.