USACE IDC Task Order 1

United States Army Corps of Engineers | Livingston, NY

AEG was selected as prime contractor to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District (USACE) and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) to prepare the Livingston Manor Feasibility Study to provide recommendations for potential flood risk management solutions. The proposed flood protection project, involves the restoration of the Little Beaver Kill (LBK), near the airport and high school fields, and the widening of the LBK floodplain below the Main Street Bridge. The objective of the site investigation is to evaluate the various soil layers encountered in that area of the project, which may include buried floodplain wetland, organic, clay or similar soil layers. An evaluation will also be conducted for the presence of potential Hazardous Toxic Radioactive Wastes (HTRW) within the project area. Analysis and observations of soil layers within the project area may help identify any soil layers that can be potentially set aside during excavation for use during floodplain restoration and aid in the identification of potential areas of concern. Analysis and observations of soil layers and soil chemistry along the Pearl Street (within Livingston Manor) restoration site will help identify potential areas of concern.

The work will be conducted along the banks of Little Beaver Kill Creek and within the adjacent floodplains. Based on review of the USDA soil survey, the material consists of alluvium, silty sands and sand and gravel. Geotechnical testing will be conducted on disturbed and undisturbed samples taken and will be accomplished in accordance with the approved laboratory testing schedule.

In addition, the soils will be screened for the presence of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs & SVOCs), and samples will be collected and submitted for laboratory testing, in accordance with the testing schedule, to evaluate the chemical characteristics of the soils in the vicinity of the proposed flood control structures.