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For more information on
Sacramento Levee Upgrades,
please contact us at the following:

Phone:
916-557-5100

E-mail:
spk-pao@usace.army.mil

Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Sacramento District
1325 J Street, Room 1513
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Reducing flood risk in Sacramento

Greater Sacramento, California, is often considered to be the most at-risk region in America for catastrophic flooding, relying on an aging system of levees, weirs and bypasses and Folsom Dam to reduce its flood risk. But that system, just like a chain, is only as strong as its weakest link. Together, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Water Resources, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency have made tremendous progress in reducing the flood risk, but more work remains. Through the Bipartisan Budget Act, the Corps has received full upfront funding to modernize Sacramento's aging flood infrastructure. This allows us to more efficiently implement nearly $1.8 billion in upgrades to Sacramento's flood risk management system. The authorized work includes up to: 13 miles of seepage cutoff walls, 21 miles of bank protection, 5 miles of levee stabilization, 5 miles of levee raises and widening the Sacramento Weir and bypass.

Current Project Activities

  • American River Common Features (ARCF) SEIS/SEIR

    USACE is preparing to draft a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Subsequent Environmental Impact Review (SEIS/SEIR) to analyze changes made during final preliminary design of multiple contract actions within the American River Common Features (ARCF) project that could result in potentially significant environmental effects. This supplemental document will centralize where the public and agencies can look for the most current project information and will bring environmental considerations up to date. The SEIS/SEIR will focus on new or different features of project designs that have evolved since the original 2016 ARCF General Reevaluation Report (GRR) Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR) was completed, while analyzing the potential environmental impacts of these changes. 

    The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the draft SEIS/SEIR can be found HERE.  
    The NOI incorrectly states that the public comment period closes on November 31, 2022. A correction was made to accurately reflect the correct public comment period closing date of December 1, 2022. The correction can be found HERE.  The public scoping period has been extended to December 31, 2022.

    Virtual public meetings were held November 2 and November 30, 2022, to discuss the development of the Draft SEIS/SEIR. Public comments will be accepted until December 31, 2022, and can be submitted to ARCF_SEIS@usace.army.mil.

    Virtual Scoping Meeting Presentation Slides (Updated November 30)
    Virtual Scoping Meeting Recording

     

Contract Opportunities

Completed Project Activities

Public Engagements

American River Common Features (ARCF) Supplemental EIS/Subsequent EIR
November 2, 2022 and November 30, 2022

USACE is preparing to draft a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Subsequent Environmental Impact Review (SEIS/SEIR) to analyze changes made during final preliminary design of multiple contract actions within the American River Common Features (ARCF) project that could result in potentially significant environmental effects. This supplemental document will centralize where the public and agencies can look for the most current project information and will bring environmental considerations up to date. The SEIS/SEIR will focus on new or different features of project designs that have evolved since the original 2016 ARCF General Reevaluation Report (GRR) Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR) was completed, while analyzing the potential environmental impacts of these changes. 

The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the draft SEIS/SEIR can be found HERE.  
The NOI incorrectly states that the public comment period closes on November 31, 2022. A correction was made to accurately reflect the correct public comment period closing date of December 1, 2022. The correction can be found HERE. The public scoping period has been extended to December 31, 2022.

Virtual public meetings were held November 2 and November 30, 2022, to discuss the development of the Draft SEIS/SEIR. Public comments will be accepted until December 31, 2022, and can be submitted to ARCF_SEIS@usace.army.mil.

Virtual Scoping Meeting Presentation Slides (Updated November 30)
Virtual Scoping Meeting Recording

 

Lower American River Bank Protection Update (C1, C2, C3A)
September 13, 2022

This presentation provided an update to the Lower American River Task Force, detailing the status of two bank protection contracts (C1 and C2 Season 1), which are currently in construction, and outlined upcoming erosion work (C3A and C2 Season 2) along the Lower American River during the 2023 construction season. 

Presentation Slides

Sacramento River East Levee Contract 4 Draft SEA/SEIR Virtual Public Meeting
July 13, 2022

This virtual public meeting discussed the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report for Sacramento River East Levee Contract 4, to be constructed in 2023. Project leaders gave a presentation discussing the proposed work, environmental impacts, and accepted public comments related to the project.

Public Meeting Presentation Slides

Lower American River Mitigation Presentation to Bank Protection Working Group
June 2, 2022

This presentation outlined the what mitigation is, why it's required, and the plan for implementing mitigation measures as it pertains to our erosion work along the Lower American River. 

Presentation Slides

To view previous public engagements, visit our Archive

Recent Documents

Current NMFS Biological Opinion - 12 May 2021
Current USFWS Biological Opinion - 31 March 2021
Fish & Wildlife Coordination Act Report - 5 October 2015
Wild & Scenic Act Consistency Determination - 20 July 2021
Green Sturgeon Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plan - December 2021

American River Contract 3A Final SEA/SEIR - November 2022
Final SEA Report
Final SEIR Report
Final SEA-SEIR Appendices
Final SEA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Final SEIR Notice of Determination 

Sacramento River East Levee Contract 4 Final SEA/SEIR - Oct 2022
Final SEA/SEIR Report
Appendices
Statement of Findings & Statement of Overriding Considerations
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

American River Contract 3A Draft SEA/SEIR - April 2022/July 2022 (Recirculated)
Draft SEA Notice of Availability (Recirculated)
Draft SEA (Recirculated)
Draft SEA Appendix (Recirculated)

Notice of Availability
Draft SEA/SEIR Report
Frequently Asked Questions

Sacramento River East Levee Contract 4 Draft SEA/SEIR - June 2022
Notice of Availability
Draft SEA/SEIR Report
Draft SEA Appendices

Sacramento River Contract 2 Draft SEA/SEIR - April 2022
Draft SEA/SEIR Report
Draft SEA Appendices
Draft SEIR Appendices
Draft FONSI

American River Contract 1 Final SEA/SEIR - October 2021
Final SEA/SEIR Report
Final SEA/SEIR Appendices
Signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Sacramento River East Levee Contract 3 Final Supplemental EIR/EA - October 2021
Final SEIR/SEA Report
Final SEIR/SEA Appendices
Signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

American River Contract 2 Final SEIS/SEIR - September 2021
Final SEIS/SEIR Report
Final SEIS/SEIR Appendices
Errata Sheet - March 2022

Sacramento Weir Widening Record of Decision (ROD) - September 2021
Signed Record of Decision

Sacramento River East Levee Contract 3 Draft Supplemental EIR/EA - June 2021
Draft SEIR/SEA Report
Draft SEIR/SEA Appendices

Final General Conformity Determination - June 2021
Notice of Availability 
Final Report (with Appendix A - Draft NOx Offset Agreement)
Appendix B - Air Pollutant Emissions Methods and Results
Appendix C - Updated Emissions Summary Tables
Appendix D - Response to Comments on Draft General Conformity Determination

For previous project documents, visit our Archive