The American Bottom Levee Project

URS designs cutoff walls to cure seepage woes in Wood River levees

The American Bottom Levee Project URS designs cutoff walls to cure seepage woes in Wood River levees By ALAN J. ORTBALS    After six years, URS’s role in the levee restoration project is winding down. With its design work completed, all that’s left is some consultation with the project engineer, AMEC, as the final pieces of…

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Labor partners with Flood Council, contractors on levee restoration

The American Bottom Levee Project Labor partners with Flood Council, contractors on levee restoration By ALAN J. ORTBALS    When FEMA lowered the boom on Southwestern Illinois with its announcement in 2007 that it was in the process of de-accrediting the American Bottom levees, organized labor sprang into action.    “If we didn’t get the levees taken…

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Levee Issues Alliance helps keep restoration project on track

The American Bottom Levee Project Levee Issues Alliance helps keep restoration project on track By ALAN J. ORTBALS    With nearly all of the levee restoration projects completed, underway or about to start, the St. Louis Metro East Levee Issues Alliance continues to convene its working group to make sure things stay on track for accreditation…

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AMEC’s role transitioning from design to construction oversight

The American Bottom Levee Project AMEC’s role transitioning from design to construction oversight By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Final approval on the levee restoration’s final projects is expected from the U.S. Corps of Engineers by Aug. 18, according to Jon Omvig, manager of AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.’s St. Louis office. AMEC is the project engineer…

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