Schuyler 205 Levee Project
The Lower Platte North NRD is a local sponsor for a levee and channel improvement project to reduce flooding in the city of Schuyler.
Phase I of the project involves levees on a 2.5 mile stretch near Shell Creek north and east of Schuyler. The official groundbreaking for the project was held March 27, 2014, and major construction was completed in late 2014. Remaining work (primarily seeding, gates and grading) should be complete by summer 2015.
Construction and land rights costs for the project were $3.9 million, with 65% ($2.54 million) coming from the Corps and the remainder ($1.37 million) from the local partners.
Phase II of the project calls for a new 3-mile levee along the Platte River south and west of Schuyler. Some preliminary design work is being done for this phase by Schuyler and the Corps, but enough funding to proceed to construction is not expected to be available in the near future. If this phase of the project were completed, all of Schuyler could be removed from the 100-year flood plain.