When the COVID-19 pandemic required the Memphis District to mass telework, our Project Delivery Teams (PDT) suddenly became virtual teams. With the sudden pivot to virtual teamwork, you might expect a lag in PDT performance. However, despite their lack of experience as a virtual team, the Mellwood Seepage Remediation PDT quickly adjusted to remote teamwork and reached their Contract Award milestone ahead of schedule.
The Mellwood Seepage Remediation project addresses under-seepage issues by modifying a 3,000 ft. earthen seepage berm, installing 16 relief wells, and excavating a ditch within Levee System 6, Segment 21 in the Laconia Levee District of Phillips County, Arkansas. Unaddressed, the under-seepage can threaten the stability of the levee and the integrity of the entire flood protection system.
The contract for this important work was awarded to C&M Contractors. Our much appreciated local partner on this project is the Laconia Levee and Drainage District of Phillips County, Arkansas.
The outstanding Mellwood Seepage Remediation PDT members are Jase Ray (project manager), Cody Isbell (technical lead/geotechnical), Laurie Green (civil design), Joshua McLarty (hydraulics and hydrology), Jeromy Carpenter (cost engineering), Conrad Stacks (storm water), Kevin Pigott (environmental), Bobby Porter (real estate), Judy Stallion (contracting), Neal Newman (value engineering), Martamara Richard (program analysis).