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Perry County Levee Restoration Information

Background: The Perry County Levee District No. 1 system was damaged during the May/June 2019 Arkansas River Flood Event, leading to the Levee Sponsor submitting a Public Law (PL) 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District (SWL).  Perry County Levee is locally operated and maintained by the Perry County Levee District No. 1.

National Levee Database Information: https://levees.sec.usace.army.mil/#/levees/system/3705000046/summary   

Current Action:  Engineering and Design funding has been received to begin work on the Perry County levee repair project.  The purpose of this rehabilitation project is to repair the levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management.

Next Steps:

  1. Sign Cooperation Agreement
  2. Obtain Rights of Entry
  3. Complete the Engineering and Design process
  4. Advertise and award the levee repair construction contract
  5. Repair the levee system to its authorized level of flood risk management

Status Update

16 March 2020 - Coordination with sponsor continues. Continue E&D.

09 January 2020 – Coordination with sponsor continues.  Continue E&D.

03 December 2019 – Levee Stakeholder Engagement Meeting held in Conway, AR. Meeting included local sponsor and affected farmers impacted by the flooding. The attendees were informed of the P.L. 84-99 process and updated on the status of the project. 

22 November 2019 – Engineering and Design (E&D) work continues for rehabilitating the Perry County levee system. The team is still anticipating to be done with the E&D process by early 2020.

1 November 2019 – Project kickoff meeting with local sponsor – Perry County Levee District No. 1. Meeting conducted to review the rehabilitation process, cooperation agreement, cultural resource and real estate requirements.

09 October 2019 – Project Delivery Team (PDT) kickoff meeting conducted with design team members. E&D work is ongoing for rehabilitating the Perry County Levee District No. 1 system. The team is anticipating to be done with the E&D process by early 2020. Once E&D is completed, a construction contract will be advertised and awarded to repair the system.

03 October 2019 – E&D funding received. 

25 September 2019 – The Project Information Report has been approved by the USACE Southwestern Division Commander. Engineering and Design (E&D) funding has been requested.  Once funding has been received, the USACE team will coordinate with the Levee Sponsor on the design of the overall levee repair project.

08 July 2019 – An initial site damage assessment and economic analysis has been completed by the USACE Little Rock District (SWL) team.  From this initial assessment, the team has determined that there are damages to the levee system that are eligible for Public Law (PL) 84-99 Rehabilitation Assistance.

Perry County Levee

Perry County Levee after Spring 2019 Arkansas River Flood.
Perry County Levee after Spring 2019 Arkansas River Flood.
Perry County Levee after Spring 2019 Arkansas River Flood.

Perry County Levee Map