November 7, 2016
Southport Setback Levee project obtains consistency with Delta Plan covered actions without appeal
The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (WSAFCA) officially certified without appeal on Monday, November 7th that its Southport Sacramento River Early Implementation Project is consistent with the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan covered actions. Obtaining this certification is a key permitting step for the Southport Setback Levee project, a California EcoRestore effort being implemented by WSAFCA, and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Flood Management. Once the full effort is constructed this project will yield up to 152 acres of mixed floodplain and riparian habitat as part of a unique opportunity to set back the levee in this rapidly urbanizing area. The levee setback will enhance the ability of the river to meander across the floodplain, distributing soils and nutrients that sustain riparian vegetation and aquatic species.
WSAFCA Setback Levee Project Clears Council’s Covered Action Process Without Appeal November
The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (WSAFCA) certified that its Southport Sacramento River Early Implementation Project is consistent with the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, and no appeal was filed with regard to that certification.
This project will involve construction of approximately 3.6 miles of setback levees in the City of West Sacramento along the Sacramento River, which will contribute to the city’s required 200-year level of flood protection.
The project will also restore approximately 150 acres of seasonally inundated floodplain habitat.
To learn more about the Council’s Covered Actions process please click here.