In partnership with the Dunklin County Levee District Number 4, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District recently met a tasker “ready to advertise” milestone, ahead of schedule, for the St. Francis Floodway Blockage Project in Cardwell, Missouri, Feb. 17, 2021.
As a result of the storms and resulting flood impact in this region, sedimentation and debris built up in drainage channels reduce the capacity to drain storm water runoff adequately. The work associated with this project will increase the channel's capacity and reduce the chances of localized flooding, threatening property damage, and life safety.
Project work will involve removing debris and blockage from the St. Francis River and restoring the channel cross-section to match the upstream and downstream cross sections' hydraulic capacity.
The total cleanout length is approximately 3,800 linear feet long. Environmental concerns and the variability of water surface elevations require amphibious equipment to perform the work.
Due to the remote location, personnel will have to boat in and out each day. The material will have to be floated out and excavated to a designated area nearby.
Project Delivery Team members include McKenzie Gabaldon -- Technical Lead / Hydraulics & Hydrology, Jon Korneliussen -- Civil Design, Marshall Davis -- Cost Engineering, Cody Isbell -- Geotech, Shaheen Mokhtari/Gerrit Myers -- Construction, Joshua Koontz / Pam Lieb -- Environmental, Brian Johnson -- Real Estate, Joe Brougher -- Regulatory, Conrad Stacks -- Stormwater, Gilbert Chonje -- Contracting, and Billy Grantham -- Project Manager.
Congratulations to all involved on meeting this significant tasker milestone!