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Posted 4/27/2017

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Downtown Des Moines, IA -- Central Place & Birdland Park levees; Downtown Closures

The Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers Feasibility Report, approved in 2005, recommended the reconstruction of 2.6 miles of levee systems at Birdland Park & Central Place and the improvement of Downtown Closures in existing Des Moines levee systems. The project was authorized for construction in WRDA 2007 and E&WDAA 2010.

Construction of the Birdland Park and Central Place levee improvements has been completed. The As Built Drawings and the O&M Manual have been completed and provided to the City of Des Moines. These two levees constitute approximately 90% of the authorized project. Completion of the authorized project will require the construction of nine closure structures to protect the downtown Des Moines area.

The project was reauthorized in WRRDA 2014 for $23,245,000. The current Section 902 limit is $28,101,000. The current fully funded total project cost estimate is $26,747,000. The project is currently constructing all nine closure structures. No additional funding is expected to be needed.

CG - Construction General

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  $17,385,550
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  $9,361,450 
Estimated Total Project Cost  $26,747,000 
Allocations Prior to Current FY 2017 Cost  $17,267,003 
Current FY 2017 Allocation (received to date)  $0 
Current FY 2017 Total Capability  $0 

Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2017:
Complete construction of closure structures. All required funding received in the FY16 Workplan.