GSI has been instrumental in the development of one of Omaha’s newest premier lakeside developments. Newport Landing is the result of a unique partnership between the private sector and the public sector that has produced significant flood control and public recreational benefits while offering 280 lots for lakeside living within the 250,000 acre Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. Working in cooperation with the developer, GSI provided oversight on the grading for the housing development, geotechnical engineering for the infrastructure such as roads, utilities and a dam structures, development of the cut and fill designs and located appropriate borrow sources for the flood control dams. Erosion control and drainage were significant issues throughout the development as grading and retaining wall construction unearthed natural springs which further complicated the drainage issues within the development. GSI assisted the development by designing diversions and natural pathways for the spring water flow and seepage. This reoccurring issue required GSI to solve water drainage issues on an ongoing basis as construction continually uncovered new springs. The 20-foot high earthen water dam was raised to approximately 50 feet to meet the flood control requirements of the NRD and the Corps of Engineers to make this development a reality. GSI, not only located borrow sources for the structure but also assisted with the bank stabilization, tested fill material to raise areas out of the flood plain, and provided geotechnical engineering for drainage systems and dewatering. Over the 4-year development project, GSI became an integral part of the public/private project by working cooperatively with the flood control district, home builders, developers, the Corps of Engineers and contractors to find solid solutions to reoccurring water issues in order to make Newport Landing a showcase residential area.