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Project: Kern River Levee Evaluation

Description: The Kern River Levee runs through downtown Bakersfield and consists of approximately 7.5 miles between 24th Street and Heath Road. The watershed converging into the levee system is about 2,400 square miles and protects about 400,000 lives. The project is a field investigation and engineering study of the levees through Bakersfield as required by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 44, Section 65.10, in accordance with City's Provisional Accredited Levee Agreement (PAL) with the Federal Emergency Management Act. The project has been completed.

Reference Number: 3860-P84-103

Implemented By: City of Bakersfield

Objective: A levee geotechnical evaluation report is a primary document needed to fulfill the requirements of a Provisional Accredited Levee Agreement with FEMA and is also necessary to achieve levee certification. A geotechnical report will confirm that the levee system can contain the base water surface profile or identify at what level elevation the levee is likely to fail. It can also identify areas for improvement. The objective of this type of project is to produce such a report for each flood control structure evaluated.

Type: Monitoring, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $314,647.98

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2011    Actual Completion: 6/30/2011

Associated Counties: Kern

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution2/5/2014$227,709.32
Prop. 84, Local Levee Assistance Program6/30/2008$86,938.66

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
MonitoringLevee Evaluation/Inspection  
Research/Planning (including Science)Emergency Response  


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