USACE to discuss American River erosion protection work at June 15 virtual public meeting

Published June 11, 2020
Updated: June 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO, California -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Central Valley Flood Protection Board will co-host a virtual public meeting June 15 to discuss the draft environmental documents related to proposed erosion work along the lower American River in Sacramento. 

The draft supplemental environmental assessment/environmental impact Report for American River Contract 1, which was released for public review on June 5, analyzes the impacts associated with a proposed 5,500-foot-long bank stabilization project along the American River from Glenn Hall Park to just past the H Street Bridge. The document primarily addresses project modifications and refinements that have occurred since the publication of the American River Common Features General Re-evaluation Report final environmental impact statement/environmental impact report in January 2016.

As part of the 45-day public comment period, the Corps and CVFPB will host a virtual public meeting on Monday, June 15 from 4-5 p.m. Access to the virtual public meeting will be available via the web and phone-in, and will allow the public an opportunity to learn more about the proposed project, ask questions of project leaders, and submit comments.

Meeting Details:
Monday, June 15, 2020
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Instructions for web access and phone-in are available at
the American River Common Features project webpage at 

Public comments can also be submitted by mail or email to:
Miles Claret, CA Department of Water Resources; 3464 El Camino Ave Room 150, Sacramento, CA, 95821; email:; or
Sacramento District Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; 1325 J St Room 1513, Sacramento, CA, 95814; email:

The work proposed as part of the American River Contract 1 is authorized as part of the American River Common Features project, which is a $1.8 billion collaborative effort between the Corps, CVFPB, California Department of Water Resources, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency to modernize Sacramento’s aging flood infrastructure for more than 500,000 people in the greater Sacramento region. Overall, the authorized work includes construction of up to 13 miles of seepage cutoff walls, 21 miles of bank protection, 5 miles of levee stabilization, 5 miles of levee raises and will approximately double the width of the Sacramento Weir and Bypass by 2024.  

For more information on the American River Common Features project, please visit

Tyler Stalker

Release no. 20-021