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Posted 1/5/2011

Release no. 11-001

Tyler Stalker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District completed erosion repairs to the Sacramento River bank levee near the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, Calif., Nov. 22. The two-month project shored up the levee reach with rocks and soil ahead of the rainy season.

The repairs were part of the Corps’ and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board’s Sacramento River Bank Protection Project, an ongoing, joint effort to strengthen levees along the Sacramento River.

"Keeping up with erosion repairs is an important part of making levees stronger, and reducing flood risk for those who live and work behind them," Corps project manager Christopher Claude said.

Five erosion sites along the Sacramento, American and Feather rivers, as well as Deer Creek, have been selected for repair in 2011.

The $764,599 contract for the repair was awarded Sept. 17, 2010 to James Fisher Jr. Excavating of Willows, Calif., a HUBZone-certified small business. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program provides federal contracting preferences to small businesses in high-unemployment or low-income areas.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides flood risk reduction, navigation, watershed planning and ecosystem services in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.