U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors have begun construction of a 3,300 foot floodwall along Morrison Creek. Once completed, the project will provide a 100-year level of flood protection to approximately 1,500 properties. In addition to providing a higher level of flood protection, the project will also relieve property owners of mandatory high-cost flood insurance.
Since the 2007 Symposium, the US Army Corps of Engineers invested in further research by its Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to study the effects of woody vegetation on the performance of earthen levees. Simultaneously, the California Roundtable for Central Valley Flood Management (formerly the California Levees Roundtable) formed the California Levee Vegetation Research Program to research gaps in scientific knowledge not addressed by the ERDC studies. Other relevant research on the effects of vegetation on levee integrity continues nationally and internationally.
On August 28-30, 2012, a second Levee Vegetation Research Symposium will be held in Sacramento to take stock of what as been learned over the past five years.
For more information, please visit http://www.safca.org/symposium2012.htm
SAFCA and the State Department of Water Resources participated in a town hall meeting to discuss recent flood control improvements and the release of the Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. The town hall was hosted by SAFCA Board Member Angelique Ashby and Senator Darrell Steinberg.
Also in attendance was Bill Edgar. Mr. Edgar is an appointee to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, former Sacramento City Manager and former SAFCA Executive Director. Watch below Mr. Edgar being interviewed about the importance of the Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan.