Major Capital Improvement Projects
Ongoing capital projects include the following:
Completed capital projects include the following:
Natural Disaster Protection - Halstead Flood Control Project
An $11 million federal flood control project, completed in 1994, protects over 2100 people, 1200 buildings, and approximately $240 million in property from the periodic flooding on the Little Arkansas River which had caused serious problems throughout the Halstead's history. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) constructed the project and upon its dedication on August 13, 1994, ownership of the levee was transferred to the City of Halstead for ongoing operation, maintenance, and repair. The total levee is around 4 miles long and includes three gates that are closed during high water events depending on water height.