Corps releases draft environmental report for Orestimba Creek plan

Published Jan. 7, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District today released the draft Orestimba Creek flood risk management feasibility study and environmental assessment/initial statement for review and public comment. The comment period will remain open until Feb. 7, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The report tentatively identifies a plan to build more than four miles of levee to a height of up to seven feet at an estimated cost of $44 million to reduce flood risk to the city of Newman and surrounding agricultural areas. Developing the report and plan was a cooperation of the Corps, Stanislaus County and the state’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board.

The draft report can be reviewed on the district’s website at:

It is also available at the following locations:

·        The City of Newman Library, 1305 Kern Street, Newman, California 95360;

·        The City of Newman City Hall, 938 Fresno Street, Newman, California 95360;

·        The City of Newman website at

For media queries, please contact: Tyler Stalker at (916) 557-5107

For comments, questions or requests for report copies, please contact: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, Attention: Ms. Robin Rosenau, Environmental Manager, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, California 95814. Rosenau may also be reached at (916) 557-5397 or by email at


Tyler Stalker
Robin Rosenau

Release no. 13-001