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Corps of Engineers awards levy repair contract in Mills Co.

Posted: 4:54 PM, May 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-20 21:54:03Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District says a contract to repair a damaged levee in Mills County has been awarded to a California contractor.

Diamond Group Engineering of Santa Ana, California was awarded the $249,218 contract to begin repairs on L594 which the Corps says should be completed by June 1.

The Corps says "planning is still underway to repair the 50 breaches caused by the March high runoff event. Final repairs will be made to the same level of flood risk reduction authorized by Congress, in place prior to March."

“Elevated risk remains until the federal levee system is fully repaired”, said Matthew Krajewski, Readiness Branch Chief. “Please continue to exercise extreme caution. Stay in close contact with your local emergency management agency for more information.”

The Corps released this aerial inspection video of the L594 levee system: