The Corps awarded the emergency repair contract May 18 to help Jefferson County emergency managers and Flood Control District #1 stabilize an eroded area of the Heise-Roberts Levee System on the Snake River near Lorenzo, Idaho. As of Monday morning (May 21), contractors have repaired more than two-thirds of the 300-feet-long by 15-feet-wide section of levee that was eroded away by seasonal high flows in the Snake River. In some locations the levee has been eroded more than 20 feet in height from the top of the levee -- about 8 feet of the levee is visible above the water’s surface. If not repaired, the erosion poses a threat to the structural integrity of the levee and about 65 homes located within the leveed area.

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Photo by: Kevan Schneidmiller, USACE hydraulic engineer |  VIRIN: 180521-A-CE999-0791.JPG