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Project: South Sacramento County Streams

Description: This public safety project will protect the City of Sacramento from high water events and from flooding associated with Morrison Creek, Florin Creek, Elder Creek and Unionhouse Creek. This project will increase the level of flood protection for the urbanized area of South Sacramento County and an area to the south and east of the City of Sacramento from a 1 in 50 flood event to a greater than 1 in 100 flood event, based on 90 percent reliability. The project features include constructing 7 miles of floodwalls, improving 9 miles of existing levees, constructing 1.5 miles of new levees along portions of the North Beach Lake levee and Morrison, Florin, Elder, and Unionhouse Creeks; channel excavation and widening of the levee on North Beach Lake and a portion of the levee on Morrison, Florin, and Unionhouse Creeks; raising and extending the levee around Sacramento Regional Water Treatment Plant. Approximately 200 acre ecosystem restoration. Total project amount includes State support costs for project implementation.

Reference Number: 3860-P1E-047

Implemented By: Department of Water Resources

Objective: Construction of flood walls, raising existing levees, and installation of sheet pile cutoff walls will prevent through- seepage, under- seepage, overtopping of the levees, and increase flood protection.

Type: Restoration, Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $101,283,058.69

Project Status: Complete but Not Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Sacramento

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution5/20/2005$73,261,000.00
Local Contribution5/20/2005$11,727,000.00
Other State Funds5/20/2005$3,749,000.00
Prop. 1E, USACE Projects6/8/2015$12,546,058.69

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Lowland Floodplains and Bypassess189acres restored/assessed/managed
Infrastructure ImprovementLevee Repair, Strengthen, Raised16miles of levee repaired/strengthened
Infrastructure ImprovementNew Levee Construction1.5miles of levee constructed


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