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Following the Missouri River Basin Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, classified five breaches along Missouri River levee units L-550 and L-575 as time sensitive, critical repairs. Working with contractors, local sponsors and interested groups like Responsible River Management, the Corps met its deadline of repairing the breaches by March 1, 2012, the symbolic start date of the new runoff season. Video by Kevin Wingert, Omaha District and Harry Weddington, ACE-IT, Omaha District. Available in high definition.


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This work, Levee Breaches Repaired at L-550 and L-575, by Kevin Wingert, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.1.2012

Date Posted:08.27.2012 7:33PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:153126

VIRIN:120301-A-JL076-624

Filename:DOD_100475646

Length:00:04:18

Location:NE, US

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