New campaign of levee work planned along Sacramento River
Read more at: The Sacramento Bee
SAFCA has released for public review a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for proposed levee improvements along the Lower American and Sacramento Rivers and North Sacramento Streams.
SAFCA is proposing to implement levee improvements in portions of the City and County of Sacramento. Elements of the proposed project include: levee improvements to approximately 4 miles along the NEMDC/Steelhead Creek and Arcade Creek levees; levee improvements to approximately 6 miles of the Sacramento River East Levee in the Little Pocket and Pocket areas.
The DEIR for this project is available for review and comment from March 18 until May 1, 2015.
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On April 17, 2014, the SAFCA Board approved implementation of the Florin Creek Multi-Use Basin Project. This $4 million project includes constructing two detention basins at Florin Creek Park, which will provide off-stream flood control storage from Florin Creek during extreme storm events. This project, in conjunction with the Florin Creek Channel Project being constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will reduce the flood risk for 450 properties in the area and provide financial relief from mandatory, high-cost flood insurance.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2015 and be completed by the end of Summer 2015.
Additional information about this project can be found on the South Sacramento Streams Project Web page
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing the construction of channel improvements along Florin Creek from Highway 99 to just downstream of Franklin Boulevard.
The construction of this project is anticipated to begin in spring of 2015 and should be completed in 2016. Depending upon the location, the proposed construction activities would include channel widening and concrete lining, installation of floodwalls and sheet piles, and constructing new maintenance access roads/ramps. These improvements, in conjunction with a separate upstream detention basin being constructed by SAFCA, will increase the channel capacity and enable the conveyance of 100-year event flood flows within the channel. This public safety improvement project will reduce the risk of flooding in the area during extreme storm events and ultimately provide financial relief to several-hundred property owners currently subject to mandatory, high-cost flood insurance.
SAFCA has issued an Initial Study (view document) with the intent to adopt a Supplemental Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project. Comments on the Initial Study must be received by May 6, 2014.