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Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation

Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published March 30, 2020
A portion of the Union Township Station Levee in Holt County, Mo. showing a breach and large amounts of water behind the levee on the Missouri River, March 28, 2019. Contributed photo.

A portion of the Union Township Station Levee in Holt County, Mo. showing a breach and large amounts of water behind the levee on the Missouri River, March 28, 2019. Contributed photo.

The Kansas City District continues to prioritize levee rehabilitation to repair damages incurred during 2019 historic flooding throughout the region. We are also committed to providing on-site quality assurance to awarded construction contracts all while practicing social distancing as long as necessary. 

Challenging weather conditions and higher flows along the Missouri River throughout the basin persisted throughout the winter and are continuing this spring, which initially delayed full assessments for many damaged systems. Teams are ready to begin work with 13 contracts awarded and nine contractors having Notice to Proceed to "move dirt."

District representatives expect equipment to be moving out in April, weather permitting.  Over 20 additional bid openings or contract awards are planned for the next 30 days. The two most recent contract awards were for the repair of the Jacobs Levee and Tebbetts Levee - awarded on March 25, 2020 to Dogwood Construction.

Many levees on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers remain vulnerable to high water. For updates on levee systems that participate in our PL 84-99 program, check our Levee Rehabilitation web page: https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Management/Levee-Rehabilitation/

COVID-19 mission assignments are not currently affecting our ability to conduct levee rehabilitation operations and district leaders do not expect that to change. 

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.


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Kansas City District Public Affairs
816-389-3486
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Kansas City, Mo.

Release no. 20-009