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Michels recently completed the installation of the mud mat for the Strong Avenue Pump Station located behind the Argentine levee unit. The mud mat will serve as a working surface and the foundation for the new pump station. The new pump station is being relocated further behind the levee to reduce conflicts with the levee and BNSF Railroad infrastructure. The new pump station will have an increased capacity of 52,000 gpm (gallons per minute), three times the capacity of the existing system, because the Unified Government elected to include a betterment within the contract to provide additional pumping capacity. The new Strong Avenue Pump Station is scheduled to be complete and operational by fall 2022.
Michels Corporation recently completed excavation of the new Argentine Main Pump Station along the Argentine Levee Unit. With excavation depths of over 40 feet and the very limited work area, Michels overcame many challenging conditions and have now begun placing concrete for the new pump station. A concrete mud mat, which provides a solid working surface and foundation for the pump station, was recently poured. The concrete floor and walls will begin to be constructed in the new future. Construction is anticipated to be complete late next year.
Supplied Industrial Solutions (SIS) is continuing to make improvements to the Kansas City Southern Pump Station along the Armourdale Levee Unit. During the next 5 years, the height of the existing floodwall in this area will be increased to significantly reduce flood risk the Armourdale community. To do this, SIS completed the concrete work required for the raising the gatewell which allows the pump station to integrate with these future floodwall improvements.
We are taking precautions and have closed our Visitor Center effective July 30, 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide timely updates regarding other potential facility closures at our lakes on our websites and/or social sites.
Drowning is the nation’s second leading cause of accidental death. Many people overestimate their swimming ability and swim beyond their limits.

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