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  • 30 July 2013

    Construction activity is bustling today near Gleed, Wash., where U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials started tearing down a damaged levee to be replaced with a 1,700 foot-long setback levee near the Powerhouse Road Bridge. High flows during a May 2012 flood event damaged the original levee, reducing flood defense to a 2-year protection level. […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The contractor, Fisher Sand and Gravel, commenced construction on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 to complete the elevation of the East Bank back levee from Braithwaite to Scarsdale to 12.5 feet. This 6 mile section of levee on the upper end of the East Bank from Braithwaite to Scarsdale is currently elevated to 8.5 feet. The […]

  • 5 June 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, recently contracted W.A. Ellis Construction Co. for a $3.3 million levee rehabilitation project along the East Bottoms levee unit in Kansas City, Missouri. The project is nearly complete and will have placed nearly 100,000 tons of rock along the slopes of the East Bottoms. The area […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Efforts to mend the Orchard Homes Levee are scheduled to begin March 30 when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin repairs to a 200-foot-long damaged segment located on the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Mont. The $148,000 project will address scouring, erosion, sloughing and a loss of levee armor as a result of high […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The first steps toward repairing the St. Maries, Idaho, levee system kickoff this week when U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials begin work to repair about 1,810 total feet of levee damage at three sites along the St. Joe River’s left bank. The $2.6 million federally-funded project is split into two phases, pre- and post-flood […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its final levee rehabilitation contract Friday, January 25, to repair flood damage from the historic flooding of the Missouri River which took place in 2011. A contract was awarded to C.L Richardson Construction Company, Inc. of Ashland, Mo., for approximately $31,000 to […]

  • 6 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District continues to complete repairs after record flooding earlier this year caused dozens of breaches along the Missouri River. Two inlet initial breach repairs have recently been completed on L-550 providing an interim level of flood risk management benefits to the area behind the levee until final repairs […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the request of the regional water board Groot Salland, an F-16 fighter aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force inspected the levees of the river Vecht on 4 June. The F-16 was equipped with a RecceLite pod, using a photo camera to identify sand boils near levees as an indication of a potential piping […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dutch parliament has agreed on an amendment of law that will fundamentally change the national flood defense standard. With the amendment, the Dutch flood standard will no longer be based on the probability of a flood given a certain height of the water level that can be expected during an extreme weather event. Instead, the […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The city of Schuyler, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, and the Corps of Engineers are partnering on a project to reduce flood risks within Schuyler, Neb. A feasibility study (completed in September 2011) identified an economically feasible project consisting of two levee systems, one for the Shell Creek and one for the Platte […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract last week to conduct temporary emergency levee repairs on an eroded section of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, located on the Snake River near Lorenzo, Idaho, about 3.7 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 20 bridge.  High-flow conditions in the Snake River are eroding a segment of […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Brigadier General (P) Donald E. Jackson, Jr., deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil and Emergency Operations, visited levee work in north Sacramento, CA yesterday. During the visit, he was briefed on key projects in the District including Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway construction project and ongoing levee work. Greater Sacramento, California, is among the […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, has announced its participation in the Kings River Levee Evaluation Project near Fresno, Calif. GEI will assess 140 miles of flood project levees with the goal of reducing flood risk in California’s southern central valley. The Kings […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The biggest upgrade to Mackay’s flood protection in a generation is forging ahead with work on the first of four levee bank upgrades nearing completion. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the levees were being raised to double protection for residents from a one-in-50 to a one-in-100 year flood. “The Bassett […]

  • 5 March 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft environmental assessment on the proposed modifications to the existing levee system at Oslo, Minn., March 1. The City of Oslo proposed to modify the existing levee system that was constructed by the Corps of Engineers in the 1970s. Modifications include raising the existing […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The Yakima River levee system is bustling with activity these days as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works to construct a setback levee measuring nearly 3,900 linear feet on the left bank of the Yakima River near Sportsman State Park. Construction commenced Monday on the approximately $2.9 million federally-funded project which is expected to […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, closed three breaches along Missouri River Levee System L-550, located near Missouri River Miles 524 and 525 southeast of Rock Port, Missouri, over the weekend. These are the third, fourth, and fifth breaches that have been closed under the current contract with Weston Solutions, Inc. of West […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, last week released a draft environmental assessment on the proposed modifications to the existing levee system at Alvarado, Minn. The City of Alvarado proposes to modify the existing levee system constructed by the Corps of Engineers during the 1990s. Modifications include removing damaged levee areas, constructing […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will repair three levees in Whatcom County, Washington, beginning June 17. The Ferndale, Hannegan, and Sande-Williams levees were damaged during flooding in November 2017 and the Sande-Williams levee was damaged again in November 2018. Seattle District, in cooperation with the city of Ferndale, Whatcom County, and Deming […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday signed an agreement allocating a total of $41.7 million to Lafourche Parish levee districts for storm protection projects. The total includes $36 million of the State’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) funds and $5.6 million in surplus to the South Lafourche […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District awarded a $6.4 million construction contract on September 30 to James Fisher Jr. Excavating of Willows, California. According to USACE, the company will provide construction work on the Hamilton City Phase 2B Levee Improvement Construction Project. Hamilton City is located approximately 90 miles north of Sacramento and […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Chicago District, Rep. Pete Visclosky, the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission and the city of Hammomd held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to mark the completion of the levee tieback project in Hammond, Ind. “The Commission, as local sponsor, has and will continue to take great pride in […]

  • 24 January 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District invites public comments on a Heise-Roberts levee system repair project environmental assessment (EA). Comments are due by Jan. 29. The Corps proposes to repair three sections of the Heise-Roberts levee system on the Snake River near Rigby, Idaho. The Heise-Roberts levee system is located in rural […]

  • 3 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Sacramento District has published a draft supplemental environmental assessment/initial study (EA/IS) for the American River Common Features 2016 project. The draft document outlines levee improvement measures proposed to be completed jointly by the Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, and California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board, including […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    An $824,764 contract for the next phase of improvements for the ring levee surrounding the northern California town of Marysville was awarded to Patterson Taber General Engineering, Inc. of Marysville, California on August 26, 2016. Expected to begin later this year, the next phase of construction is located within the Union Pacific Railroad track diamond […]

  • 8 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will host a public meeting on April 10 in Marysville to discuss construction plans for Phases 2B and 3 of the Marysville Ring Levee project. USACE reported that the open-house meeting will provide an overview explanation of the project’s status and supplemental environmental documents, which are based […]