The Levee Repairs Program is addressing deficiencies identified and prioritized in the Levee Evaluation Program. The Program was implemented in response to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s declaration of a state of emergency for California’s levee system on February 24, 2006. After that declaration, the Governor signed Executive Order S-01-06 directing the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to identify and repair critical eroded levee sites on the California levee system to prevent catastrophic flooding and loss of life. As directed by the Executive Order, the most critical problems are being corrected under this program. Funding for this program was provided by previous legislation, and these bond funds will support continuation of the repairs. To determine the most critical sites for repair, DWR evaluated more than 50 sites along the Sacramento River Flood Project; including 29 critical erosion sites as being in need of urgent repairs. The investigation and design phase of the program began in March 2006 with site inspections, field surveys, and the collection of relevant design information. The investigations included the conduct of specific surveys to determine the extent of the erosion damage under the surface water. Based on data from these investigations, the most critical levee repairs and erosion sites were identified, and DWR along with the Corps of Engineers went to work repairing the sites, and the work continues today. For more information about the work being done visit the levee repairs website located at http://www.levees.water.ca.gov/ where you will be able to find exact repair locations, up-to-date construction progress, fact sheets by site, and photos of erosion sites.