Corps to outline Sutter Basin feasibility study at public meeting

Published July 9, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a public meeting July 22 at the Sutter County Veteran’s Hall in Yuba City to outline and accept comments on its draft feasibility report and environmental document for the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study.   

The Corps is conducting the feasibility study in partnership with its non-federal partners, California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, to investigate the flood risk within the Sutter Basin area.  

The tentatively selected plan proposed in the draft report would implement flood risk management features along the Feather River West Levee alignment over a distance of approximately 41 miles to help reduce the risk for nearly 100,000 people, and more than 26,000 structures within the Biggs, Gridley, Live Oak and Yuba City communities.  

Anyone interested in reviewing the document before the public meeting can find it on the Sacramento District’s website at, or at one of five local libraries including the Butte County Library – Main branch; City of Biggs Branch Library; Gridley Branch Library; Sutter County Main Branch Library; and Sutter County Barber Branch Library.

Public comments on the draft report are due July 29, 2013.

Comments can be provided at the public meeting or can be submitted to the Corps by postal mail to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Brad Johnson, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, or through e-mail to


Meeting Details:
Sutter County Veteran’s Hall
1425 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA  95993
July 22, 2013
5 to 7 p.m.

Meeting will be an open house format,
so please join us anytime during the two-hour window.

Tyler Stalker

Release no. 13-047