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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v08n25)
Army Corps of Engineers holds levee meeting
by Alan Hague
posted: Dec. 16, 2011

Submitted by Carol J. Labashosky, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. www.facebook.com/LouisvilleUSACE
On Nov. 29, 2011, Indianapolis North levee/floodwall Army Corps of Engineers and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works hosted a public open house to discuss upcoming rehabilitations to the levee/floodwall project located north of the inner city on the White River.
The minor upgrades will consist of placing fill materials along the landside of the floodwall to create a more structurally sound base whereby decreasing risk of levee failure. The work will involve placing gravel, sand and a geotech material approximately two feet high and 10 feet in width - similar to a platform - along the project on Riverview Drive. The work will be completed by the fall of 2012. The meeting was to inform residents of the engineering rehabilitations which were implemented by the Corps post Hurricane Katrina. "The changes are necessary for project certification and acceptance by FEMA to reduce or eliminate flood insurance requirements for property owners - when the whole project is ultimately complete," according to Mike Holley, project manager. The project is being built in three segments. Two are complete.
For more information on the project: www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/RebuildIndy/Projects/Pages/IndianapolisNorthLeveeProject.aspx

The affected areas of the levee are circled on this graphic from the ACE.
The affected areas of the levee are circled on this graphic from the ACE.
image courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers


Details of the levee modifications
Details of the levee modifications
image courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers


Army Corps of Engineers holds levee meeting
image courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers


Army Corps of Engineers holds levee meeting
image courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers




alan@broadripplegazette.com
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