Corps releases supplemental documents for Sacramento River levee improvement

Published Jan. 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has published a draft supplemental environmental assessment/initial study for the American River Common Features 2016 project.

The draft document outlines levee improvement measures proposed to be completed jointly by the Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, and California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board, including the construction of a 400-foot-long stability berm along the Sacramento River east levee in the City of Sacramento along Front Street, just north of the Pioneer Bridge. 

The Sacramento River east levee does not currently meet the Corps’ levee safety criteria, but the addition of a stability berm on the landside of the levee will improve the levee’s slope stability and reduce the risk of levee failure due to through-seepage.  

The draft EA/IS is published on the district’s website at

Comments may be submitted until Jan. 28, 2019, by email to or by postal mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
Attn: Planning Division – ARCF RDC1
1325 J Street, 10th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Hard copies of the draft document are also available for review at the Sacramento Public Library Central Branch located at 828 I Street in Sacramento, and at the Sacramento County Clerk’s Office located at 600 8th Street in Sacramento.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Tyler Stalker

Release no. 19-001