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Project: LEBLS Property Acquisition

Description: Consistent with the CVFPP 2012 plan and the Sacramento River Basin-wide Feasibility study, the Lower Elkhorn Setback Levee Project (LEBLS) P1E-907 expands the capacities of the Yolo Bypass and Sacramento Bypass. Located just north of Sacramento, this project runs from east to west on the north side of the Sacramento Bypass and continues north along the east side of the Yolo Bypass terminating just south of I-5. The project provides the design, engineering, permitting, real estate acquisition, and construction of approximately 7 miles of setback levees that improve flood system capacity and provide opportunities for ecosystem enhancement consistent with the CVFPP. It will provide improved public safety for approximately 780,000 people in the Lower Sacramento River Basin area by increasing system capacity and reducing flood stages in the urban areas of Woodland, West Sacramento, and Sacramento. The setbacks also improve ecosystem function by adding approximately 1,800 acres of inundated floodplain habitat that is compatible with agriculture. This project (LEBLS Property Acquisition - P1E-979) is for the activities associated with property acquisition for the LEBLS project.

Reference Number: 3860-PM-979

Implemented By: Department of Water Resources, DWR

Objective: Flood System and Ecosystem Resiliency

Type: Acquisition Easement, Acquisition Fee Title

Total Cost: $45,000,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Located In Severely Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1E, Systemwide Flood Risk Reduction Program (SFRR)10/15/2019$36,975,210.50
Prop. 68, Multibenefit Public Safety Improvements and Fish/Wildlife Enhancement3/16/2020$8,024,789.50

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Acquisition EasementFlood Control/Protection Corridor1100acres acquired
Acquisition EasementSignficant Ecoystems and Natural Landscapes663acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitleFlood Control/Protection Corridor1100acres acquired
Acquisition Fee TitleSignficant Ecoystems and Natural Landscapes663acres acquired


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