Presentation on theme: "US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Suburban Flooding: Finding regional solutions to a growing problem Imad Samara Project Manager and Silver."— Presentation transcript:
US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Suburban Flooding: Finding regional solutions to a growing problem Imad Samara Project Manager and Silver Jackets Coordinator Chicago District July 23, 2014
BUILDING STRONG ® USACE’s Value to the Nation USACE provides value for the Nation in many ways to diverse stakeholders. 1 We deliver positive impacts for today and tomorrow - in construction, natural resource management, energy and sustainability, capacity building, and more. We have the right people: world-class professionals, civilians, and soldiers alike. We are U.S. Army ambassadors on a daily basis to political leaders, America’s small businesses, and to citizens wherever we serve them. We are the Nation’s Engineers.
BUILDING STRONG ® Civil Works Value to the Nation 4
BUILDING STRONG ® Mission: USACE-Chicago District provides valued, world class leadership, engineering services, and management capabilities for diverse stakeholders and partners within the greater Chicagoland metropolitan area and to the Nation. USACE-Chicago District 9 Counties (IL – 6; IN – 2+); 5,000 Sq. Mi.; 9.1 Million people Great Lakes and Ohio River Division McHenry Lake Kane Cook DuPage Will Lake Porte r LaPorte LRC Mission Areas: Navigation Flood Risk Management Ecosystem Restoration Shoreline Protection Emergency Management Overseas Contingency Ops Regulatory Support IIS Program 7
BUILDING STRONG ® Chicago - Flood Risk Management FRM-since 1945 $742M in flood damages prevented since 1996 $98M in 2010 $130M in 2011 $48M in 2012 $162M in 2013* 9
BUILDING STRONG ® Main Tunnel Construction Stage 1 On Line 2017 Underground Storage 30,000 acre-ft Reservoir (10 billion gal) Aquifer Protection complete Pumps & motors complete Gates and valves, Aeration system Scheduled Completion: Stage 1 (2017), Stage 2 (2027) McCook Reservoir, Illinois FY 13 Construction: Soil Stabilization Task order Continue Main Tunnel contract Stage 1 Rock Wall Stabilization FY 14 Construction: Stage 2 Soil Stabilization contract Distribution Tunnels Follow-on Continue Main Tunnel contract 10
BUILDING STRONG ® 6 Flood Damage Reduction Projects 2 Floodwall/Levees Levee 50 (Built by IDNR) Levee 37 (Under Construction) 2 Reservoir Expansions Buffalo Creek Reservoir Big Bend Lake 1 Dam modification North Fork Mill Creek 1 Lateral Storage Area Van Patten Woods Des Plaines River, Phase I 11
BUILDING STRONG ® Des Plaines River, Phase II 12 Phase II expands feasibility study to include the entire Upper Des Plaines watershed including 15 tributaries in Illinois and Wisconsin Flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, water quality, and recreation benefits Over 43 municipalities in the watershed suffer damage from the Des Plaines River and tributaries flooding Recent flood events include: May 2004, August 2007, September 2008, December 2008, April 2013 Public Release of Draft Feasibility Report was conducted in September 2013 Draft Report is currently in State and Agency review
BUILDING STRONG ® Civil Works Studies and Projects Appropriation: Approval to obligate and expend funds for Congressionally authorized activity or program. ► USACE Civil Works projects are funded through an annual Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. President’s Budget (February) House Report (April/May) Senate Report (June/July) Conference Report (October) 5
BUILDING STRONG ® Phases of Civil Works Project Development O&M Construction Preconstruction, Engineering, and Design Feasibility Planning Reconnaissance Planning 6
BUILDING STRONG ® USACE-Chicago District 8 If your community, regional or state government agency is seeking a partner to address a water resource problem within any of our mission areas listed in the Civil Works Policy Guidebook, please direct your request in writing to: Susanne J. Davis Chief Planning Branch Office: (312) 846-5580 email@example.com 231 South LaSalle Street Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60604 The Guidebook is posted at http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/RequestAssistance.aspx
BUILDING STRONG ® Interagency Nonstructural Flood Risk Management Project Helping Communities Get Rain Ready 13
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