The levee system that helped protect Omaha from last summer's Missouri River flooding is going to be improved.
The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has pledged
$2 million toward strengthening the levee system and making sure
the flood protections are recertified by FEMA.
Last year's historic flooding along the Missouri River damaged
many of the levees and drainage ditches and other structures along
The city is already getting $15 million from the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers to help pay for repairs to the levees.
Mayor Jim Suttle says having a strong levee system will help
Omaha's economy continue to thrive.
The NRD maintains more than 85 miles of levees along the
Missouri and Platte rivers.