DWR Approves Funding to Strengthen Delta Levees


SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved funding for 14 reclamation district projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to strengthen nearly 90 miles of levees to provide protection against flooding.

The projects will receive a total of nearly $30 million under the Delta Special Flood Control Projects’ Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Levee Repair and Improvement Project Solicitation Package (PSP). The projects include landslide levee repair, all-weather road construction, erosion repair and other improvements, along with mitigation for any habitat damage.

The largest grant is $7.2 million, the smallest $348,000. Negotiations continue with eight other districts that could add 39 miles of levee improvements and $13.9 million in grant funds to the funding package. A list of all applicants and their projects is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/floodsafe/fessro/docs/special_proposed_projects.pdf.

Possible local funding includes levees on:

  • Hotchkiss – Bank protection on waterside of levee sections, all weather road.
  • Holland Tract – Bank protection on waterside of levee sections.
  • Jersey Island – Improve landside of levee, all weather road.
  • Veale Tract – Improve landside of levee, all weather road, waterside bank proterealignment where is erosion severe. Possible levee realignment where is erosion severe.
  • Bethel Island – Improve landside of levee, levee crown, all weather road.
  • Dutch Slough – Improve landside of levee, levee crown, all weather road.

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One Response to DWR Approves Funding to Strengthen Delta Levees

  1. Leonard Lloyd says:

    Thank you for the very good news. Many benefits here.

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