Blue River Channel Modification Project
US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
The original flood control proposal for the Blue River Channel was a massive, unattractive and expensive concrete structure in the middle of a national historic landmark. So the US Army Corps of Engineers held a formal Value Engineering study. After rigorous review, including extensive flood modeling, the study team developed a more natural, aesthetically pleasing, and significantly less expensive approach. The result is river recreation, natural vegetation, ease of maintenance and 86% savings on construction costs.
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