May 9, 2017

Southport Setback Levee Project Breaks Ground in West Sacramento

West Sacramento breaks ground on its largest levee project on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Congresswoman Doris Matsui, West Sacramento’s Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, and Department of Water Resources’ Deputy Director Gary Bardini along with other federal and state flood protection partners are gathering to break ground on the project aimed at  improving nearly six miles of vulnerable levee along the west bank of the Sacramento River in Southport. This multi-benefit project contributing toward California EcoRestore floodplain and riparian habitat restoration goals will be constructed as part of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ West Sacramento General Reevaluation Report process through a partnership to plan and permit the project by the City of West Sacramento and West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency and the Department of Water Resources.

See the press release on the ground-breaking ceremony here: