Notice of Intent for Storm Damage DWR Rehabilitation Project Phase 4 and 5


The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released a Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for a 30-day public review.

The IS/MND evaluates environmental impacts that would be potentially affected by the Storm Damage DWR Rehabilitation (SDDR)  Phase 4 and 5 Project (Proposed Project). High flow conditions occurred during the winter of 2016/2017 resulted in erosion and other damage at numerous levees managed by DWR or other local maintaining agencies (LMA”s) such as Reclamation Districts, Levee Districts, etc. Non-emergency repair of the SDDR Phase 4 and 5 sites are expected to occur during summer/fall of 2019 and/or 2020. A description of the proposed project, including  the general construction approach for the proposed repair sites can be found in the Draft IS/MND at the link below.  

The Draft IS/MND concludes that the project could have a significant effect on the environmental but with mitigation incorporated all impacts would be less than significant. 
If problems occur at accessing documents online, please email The documents are also available for in-person review at: Department of Water Resources, Division of Flood Management, 3310 El Camino Avenue, Room 140, Sacramento, CA 95821.

Written comments on the environmental document should be received by close of business May 23, 2019, and should be sent to Kristin Ford, or via e-mail to, or faxed to (916) 574-0331. For additional information or a CD copy of the document, contact Kristin Ford at (916) 574-0368.