Posted on September 20, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Contracting Division recently awarded a $479,740 contract on behalf of the Missouri River Project Office to create a maintenance corridor along the northern portion of the federal property line at Zorinsky Lake in Omaha between 189th Avenue and 167th Street.
Zorinsky Lake is the reservoir created behind Papillion Creek Dam Site 18, which was constructed by USACE to manage risks associated with large flood events and provide public recreation opportunities. In addition, the federal land surrounding the lake is managed by USACE through a lease agreement with the City of Omaha.
Phase three construction aims to implement a 30 feet wide corridor around the entire perimeter of the property. The work is necessary to comply with USACE policies pertaining to the stewardship of public property.
Some benefits and uses of this corridor include: visually marking the federal property boundary line, reducing risk to adjacent property owners, enabling encroachment detection and resolution of private encroachments, improving emergency access to remote or heavily forested areas, decreasing fire intensity immediately along the boundary line, and improving land management stewardship for adjacent homeowners through tree maintenance and mowing.
Contract work will be performed by Midwest Maritime Services, LLC, Tekamah, Nebraska. This phase of construction is expected to be completed by September 2023, with subsequent phases expected to be implemented over the next few years.