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.