West Sacramento Initiates East Levee Improvements
The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (WSAFCA) is leading the design of a new flood risk reduction project along the east levee of the Yolo Bypass.
The Agency approved a design contract with MGE Engineering on Thursday, selected in coordination with the Sacramento District Office of the US Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Water Resources. The project involves geotechnical investigations that will be the basis of design for a critical repair site north of Interstate 80, just west of the CHP Academy.
“This contract is a significant step forward for the West Sacramento Flood Control Project. It will greatly protect our region and reduce our flood risk for generations to come,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “Each flood control project in the greater regional system is important and underscores the importance of having every individual section of our flood zone operating at its fullest potential. That’s why I applaud West Sacramento for once again stepping up to the plate to move this project forward with local and state funds. I will continue working with the City and other local partners to fight for additional federal resources so that we can complete this project and continue making additional investments in our region’s future.”
West Sacramento Mayor Cabaldon said, “We are excited to see more signs of progress on West Sacramento’s flood control efforts, and the award of this contract is another positive development on that front. We will continue to look for opportunities to advance our project to put us in the best possible position to receive additional federal funds. Flood Protection is the City’s top priority, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our community.”
The project will address a known deficiency along the Yolo Bypass and is part of WSAFCA’s overall Levee Improvement Program. The project advances the City’s efforts to provide 200-year flood protection to its residents and businesses.