Missouri River Emergency Levee Repair Surveys

Survey crews performed pre-construction levee surveys; staked construction limits; provided construction staking services, easement acquisition documents, as-built drawings and final quantity calculations for approximately 60 miles of levee repair projects and new setback levee construction from damages to the existing flood control levees. The work was performed with an accelerated schedule during the winter of 2011 and was finished the summer of 2012. Survey crews performed scheduled services but were also “on-call” seven days a week to assist the earth-moving crews with construction issues. Lamp Rynearson CAD designers assisted with development of 3D surface models and analysis of various levee alignments.

Project Quick Facts

  • Original levees were constructed in the 1960’s.
  • These levees protect cities, farm ground, and recreational areas from South Dakota through Missouri.
  • Project involved both levee repairs and creation of set-back levees.
  • Worst flood event in this area since 1952.
  • The flooding covered more than 560,000 acres of mostly rural land, including nearly 447,000 acres of farmland.