$824,764 contract fuels progress on Marysville Ring Levee

Published Aug. 29, 2016

An $824,764 contract for the next phase of improvements for the ring levee surrounding the northern California town of Marysville was awarded to Patterson Taber General Engineering, Inc. of Marysville, California on Aug. 26, 2016.  

Expected to begin later this year, the next phase of construction is located within the Union Pacific Railroad track diamond at Binney Junction on the north side of Marysville and involves construction of about 500 feet of stability berm. Two previous construction phases strengthened portions of the ring levee on the northeastern side of the city.

“This is a terrific step forward for the City of Marysville and all of its residents,” said Tib Belza, Yuba County Water Agency chairman of the board. Belza added, “YCWA is proud to support the Corps and DWR in their work to fortify these levees.”

Begun in August 2010, the goal of the multi-phase project is to reduce flood risk for the approximately 12,000 residents of Marysville through upgrades to the 7.6-mile ring level surrounding the city.

The ring levee project is a partnership between the Sacramento District, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Marysville Levee District.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Robert Kidd

Release no. 16-027