May 17, 2018 -- High-flow conditions in the Snake River are eroding a segment of the Heise-Roberts Levee System, about 3.7 miles downstream from the U.S. Route 20 bridge. Immediate emergency repairs are necessary to prevent further erosion which poses a threat to the structural integrity of the levee and about 65 homes located within the leveed area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract May 18, 2018, to conduct temporary emergency levee repairs. The contractor’s crews and equipment are in the process of mobilizing to the site to begin work. Hydraulic and civil engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District deployed to Jefferson County on May 16, 2018, to provide emergency-management assistance to Jefferson County, Idaho, and help stabilize the levee. Photo by Kevan Schneidmiller, USACE hydraulic engineer.

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