The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has awarded a $318,331 contract, to SAF Inc. from Akron, OH for upgrades to the Ice Control Structure (ICS) located on Cazenovia Creek in the Town of West Seneca.
The contractor will be able to begin in-water work as soon as mid-August and once started should take 10 to 20 days to complete.
The upgraded design will raise and extend the right bank berm, improve road drive and maintenance area access, construct a stream access ramp, and construct a pad on the berm to facilitate debris removal.
“The ICS, originally installed in 2006, was constructed to reduce significant flood conditions caused by ice jamming on the Cazenovia Creek. While the ICS has resulted in successful mitigation of downstream flooding, it worked too well by retaining not only ice but also creek debris. During storm events debris buildup dammed the water flow, causing it to bypass the system by flowing over the bank and into the maintenance area. Water then flowed back into the creek, eroding the embankment downstream of the ICS,” said Geoffrey Hintz, USACE project manager. “Working with the Town of West Seneca and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, a system upgrade was designed and is now being implemented. This upgrade is cost shared between the three parties.”
Release no. 16-009