What's new: The Omaha City Council approved Tuesday paying two firms a total of roughly $600,500 to complete some cleanup and repair work at N.P. Dodge Park. The council action authorizes the companies to dredge the park's marina of sediment left over from last summer's record floods and renovate the marina's bathroom and shower house facility.
The details: Calabretto Building Group Inc. will handle repairs for the bathroom and shower house, while the Lambourne Environmental Diving Service will complete dredging operations. The city hopes to recoup the costs for the projects through federal and state disaster relief funds and higher fees for marina users.
What we already knew: Omaha officials estimate last summer's floodwaters caused roughly $2 million worth of damage to the riverside park's 44 acres. It has been closed to visitors for months. A massive effort to clear the park of debris is ongoing, with a goal of opening the park's marina by Memorial Day.
— Juan Perez Jr.