US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

District Projects

Des Moines 408 Review

Published March 8, 2019

Contact
Project Manager
(309)794-5690
cemvr-pm-web@usace.army.mil

Location

Des Moines Metropolitan Area

Description

This project is a proposal to raise portions of Des Moines I, II and III levee systems, and to raise and relocate portions of the Southeast Des Moines levee system, which is part of the Lake Red Rock Remedial Works. The proposed levee raises range from approximately 6 inches to 2.0 feet.  The purpose of the proposed levee raise is to comply with FEMA’s levee certification requirements. 

Background

In May 2017, the city of Des Moines submitted an initial comprehensive plan that described all of the proposed levee modifications and associated mitigation actions the City is requesting Section 408 permission for. The Rock Island District reviewed this plan and approved it on July 20, 2018. The Rock Island District also entered into a cultural programmatic agreement with the City and the State Historical Preservation Office to ensure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.  

Status

Following the approval of this conceptual plan the city will submit detailed plans for each levee system for final review and approval. The City has identified eight phases (A-H) for submittal of detailed plans. Phase A is expected to be submitted by the City for Corps review in November 2018. 

Authority

Section 408 and Lake Red Rock Remedial Works Authorities

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  $376,000 
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  $559,000 
Estimated Total Project Cost  $935,000 
Allocations Prior to FY 2019 $268,000
FY 2019 Allocation  TBD
FY 2019 Total Capability  TBD

 

Major Work Item Current Year

FY 2019: Coordination with the City and their contract A/E firms, review and approval of final plans and specifications, review of real estate requirements and ensuring environmental compliance on phases A, B and C.