Ratliff named Memphis District Employee of the Month
The Ramsey Creek Scour Repair project, which began on July 17, 2018, repaired a bank scour that threatened the integrity of the Little River Headwater Diversion Levee near Scott City, Missouri. Bank scour is the washing-away of bank soil and other materials by the force of natural water current. The Ramsey Creek bank scour could have potentially caused a breach in the Little River Headwater Diversion Levee, which is a flood control structure that protects nearby communities, lands, and infrastructure from flooding. The scour repair halted further bank erosion and potential damage to the levee, eliminating the threat of a levee breach and flooding. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District managed the project in partnership with the Little River Drainage District as the project’s sponsor. The prime contractor, completing the work on the project, was D.W. Mertzke General Contractors along with sub-contractor Donald Bond Construction . Representatives from each of the organizations gathered at the project site on Aug.15 to conduct the final completed work inspection. Pictured, from left to right, are Grayson Holt, Memphis District (project designer); Mark Games, D.W. Mertzke, (prime contractor); Chrissy Henderson, D.W. Mertzke; Mike Clark, Memphis District (project inspector); Donald Bond, Donald Bond Construction (sub-contractor); W. Dustin Boatwright, the Little River Drainage District’s executive vice president and chief engineer; Daimon McNew, the Memphis District’s Caruthersville Office area engineer; Mark Broughton, Donald Bond Construction; and Jack Ratliff, Memphis District (project lead civil engineer). Eric White, not pictured, was the Memphis District's operations project manager.

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