Corps Completes Breach Closure on Levee L575 West of Hamburg, Iowa
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District on July 25 completed the initial breach closure on levee breach L-575-B-I, an inlet breach near Hamburg, Iowa.
This inlet breach was identified as one of four priority breaches to be closed to protect vital infrastructure. This closure stops the inflows through this breach and will allow for follow-on construction activities to increase the level of flood risk management to approximately the 4% Annual Chance Exceedance (25-yr) level for this section of the L-575 Levee System until the system can be fully rehabilitated.
“Every incremental step we make toward rehabilitating the levee system is important to the communities affected by the March flooding”, said Bret Budd, Chief of the Omaha District Systems Restoration Team. “We’ll be seeing a number of contract awards coming up in the next few weeks and we’re happy to see how quickly we’ve been able to get through the contracting process to accomplish the mission.”
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