Public meeting set for levee work in north Sacramento

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 in north Sacramento, near the Natomas East Main Drainage Canal.

The meeting will be held:

                                                                    Tuesday, June 18

                                                American River Flood Control District office

                                                        165 Commerce Circle, Sacramento

                                                                               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 July and continue through November.

The American River levee work is necessary to install 3,300 linear feet of seepage cutoff wall in the center of a levee section along the north bank of the American River, just east of its confluence with the Natomas East Main Drainage Canal. This section, referred to as NEMDC South, is trespassed by an assortment of buried utilities and complicated by land easement rights, an inactive railroad line and rights of entry.

The Corps built more than 20 miles of seepage cutoff walls into American River levees between 2000 and 2002. Areas where construction was complicated by encroachments such as power lines, bridges or utilities were set aside for later construction. Cutoff walls help prevent water from seeping through and underneath the levee as it flows from Folsom Dam to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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. 13-043