Public meeting set for Carmichael levee work

Published June 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is inviting the public to an outreach meeting to discuss upcoming American River levee work near the William B. Pond recreation area in Carmichael, Calif.

The meeting will be held:

                                                                Thursday, June 20

                                            American River Parkway Foundation Office

                                                    5700 Arden Way, Carmichael CA

                                                                         4-6 p.m.

Representatives from federal, state and local agencies will be available to answer questions about the construction method and associated construction activities scheduled to begin in June and continue through November.

The levee work on the American River's north bank is necessary to widen, strengthen and realign more than 1,300 feet of levee, bringing it to within Corps standards. The levee segment, near the recreation area and a former waste water treatment plant, is trespassed by a myriad of underground communication, water and other utility crossings that obstructed the Corps' levee work near there more than a decade ago.

Specific construction times will depend on a number of factors including weather and wildlife nesting.

The public is encouraged to contact the district's public affairs office with any questions: 916-557-5100 or email questions to:

Todd Plain
Patrick Bray

Release no. 13-042