Restoring levee at Camp Ashland, Nebraska

The USACE Omaha District recently awarded a contract for a levee restoration work at Camp Ashland, Nebraska.


The purpose of the contract is to fully rehabilitate levee system and flood wall from damages caused by the spring 2019 flooding.

The work will also make improvements to increase the overtopping erosion and breach resistance of the levee.

The period of performance to complete the repairs is 150 calendar days after the notice to proceed.

“The entire team is excited to have this project awarded and look forward to getting construction underway,” said Justin Ketelsen, Omaha District Project Manager for the Camp Ashland project.

“We understand the importance of providing additional resiliency to the critical equipment and training at Camp Ashland.”

There are more than 350 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers, and tributaries that experienced significant flood damage since March 2019.

Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair of the levee system efforts will take an extended period of time to complete.