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March 20, 2018
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Holley Salmi, Communications and Public Affairs, 402-441-7537

Public Invited to Final Open House on Deadman's Run Floodplain Study

The public is invited to an open house Wednesday, March 28, on a study to reduce flooding in a section of Deadman's Run located in northeast Lincoln. The event is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Center, 1800 North 33rd Street. A brief formal presentation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Federal, State and City representatives will be available to answer questions.

The flood risk management feasibility study of Deadman’s Run is being completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District and the City. The proposed plan includes widening the channel from Cornhusker Highway upstream to just east of 48th Street and constructing a concrete flume under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge.

Participants at the open house can ask questions and provide comments on the feasibility report, various project alternatives and a final remediation plan that includes both federal and local action. This is the final public meeting on the study before project design is scheduled to begin this year. Depending on funding, construction could begin in 2020.

The draft feasibility report is available at (keyword: deadman). Comments are due by April 30 and can be sent in two ways:

For more information, contact Ben Higgins, Public Works and Utilities, at 402-441-7589 or More information on the Watershed Management Division of the City Public Works and Utilities Department is available at (keyword: watershed).

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