The Army Corps of Engineers will be sending levee rehabilitation notices to sponsors by the end of the week as part of the Corps’ Rehabilitation and Inspection Program. “The notice provides information and procedures for requesting assistance if levee sponsors believe their levee systems have sustained damage,” said Colonel Tony Hofmann, Commander of the Kansas City District. “A second notice will be published and sent to sponsors once the end of the flood event has been declared.”
According to Colonel Bob Ruch, Commander of the Omaha District, the levees are performing as expected. “The [levees] have been protecting public infrastructure and providing that risk mitigation. The biggest problems have been with internal drainage and the cities have done a pretty good job with that from all accounts.”
“The notice provides information and procedures for requesting assistance if levee sponsors believe their levee systems have sustained damage.”
Under the program’s guidelines, the flood system would be restored to its pre-disaster status at no cost to the federal system owner, and at 20 percent cost to the eligible non-federal system owner.