The Lower Platte South NRD is responsible for operating and maintaining the Salt Creek Levee System to federal standards, as well as rehabilitating the system as needed. The NRD is currently working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a comprehensive plan for the Salt Creek Levee System. This plan is called a System-Wide Improvement Framework (SWIF).
A SWIF plan identifies the deficiencies and maintenance needs of a levee system, and will help guide the NRD’s flood risk reduction efforts for at least the next 50 years. Developing a SWIF plan is necessary for the Salt Creek Levee System to remain eligible for federal rehabilitation assistance. This planning effort will not result in an increased or decreased level of flood protection, affect FEMA maps, or flood insurance.
The NRD will use the SWIF plan as part of a long-term maintenance and improvement plan to ensure Lincoln residents continue to have reliable flood risk reduction along Salt Creek.
Preliminary Engineering and Planning
– Projected completion at the end of 2016
– Underway beginning 2016, projected completion date TBD