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Sac River Levees Monthly Update (March 11, 2022)

Construction Update (February 4, 2022)

USACE awards $40.9 million construction contract for Pocket-area levee improvements (January 18, 2022)

Construction Update (January 7, 2022)

Construction Update (December 14, 2021)

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USACE awards $29.5 million construction contract for Sacramento River levee improvements (January 21, 2021)

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Documents

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

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

Sacramento River Erosion Contract 1/River Mile 55.2L Bank Protection Final Supplemental EA/EIR - June 2021
Final SEA/SEIR Report
Final SEA/SEIR Appendices
Signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

ARCF 16 Sacramento River East Levee Contract 2 Final Supplemental EA/EIR - October 2020
Final SEA/SEIR Report
Final SEA/SEIR Appendices
Signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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Contact Information

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

2022 will see two miles of levee improvements in Big Pocket

The Sacramento Metropolitan area is one of the most at risk areas for flooding in the United States due to its location at the confluence and within the floodplain of two major rivers. The 1997 Sacramento flood events revealed deep under-seepage on the Sacramento River, including in areas that were remediated to address through-seepage with shallow cutoff walls in the early 1990s. 

Construction is set to begin this spring on two miles of levee improvements in the Pocket neighborhood. The work will entail installation of a seepage cutoff wall from Surfside Way at the northern end of down to Sump 132 at the Pocket Canal on the southern end.

This is the third major construction contract to address seepage and stability concerns with the levee between Old Sacramento and the Freeport Regional Water Intake Facility near Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood. In 2020, construction crews installed nearly three miles of seepage cutoff wall along the Sacramento River East Levee, and a 400-foot-long seepage berm on the landside levee adjacent to Front St. In 2021, USACE contractors installed approximately 1.8 miles of seepage cutoff wall at four locations, including on both sides of Business 80/Highway 50 just upstream of Miller Park, on the south side of the little pocket, and on the north side of the big pocket. In total, the American River Common Features 2016 project is expected to construct approximately 9 miles of slurry cutoff walls along the Sacramento River East Levee, and will add erosion protection at a number of locations. 

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Completed Project Activities

Section - Public Engagement

 

  • Sacramento River Erosion Contract 2

    Sacramento River Erosion Contract 2 Virtual Public Meeting
    April 26, 2022

    This virtual public meeting discussed the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report. Project leaders gave a presentation discussing the proposed work, environmental impacts, and answered questions related to the project. 

    Public Meeting Presentation Slides

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