Levee Projects Overview

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The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency is working quickly and efficiently to face the challenges of stricter flood control standards imposed by the state in 2006 that must be met by 2025. Together with our partners from the Department of Water Resources, Central Valley Flood Protection Board and U.S. Army corps of Engineers, WSAFCA has moved quickly to design and construct projects that meet the 200-year level of flood protection requirement imposed by new state law and new federal levee standards imposed after the Gulf Coast disasters.

The city and WSAFCA have created regulatory and legislative partnerships to leverage local funds with state and federal government contributions. The majority of flood projects are funded by partner agencies.

The following projects are complete or underway.


Projects in Construction

Phase 2 - Southport Levee Improvement Project

Lead Agency: WSAFCA
Project Stage: In construction

Project Details: WSAFCA is preparing to start construction of the Southport Levee Improvement Project which involves the construction of flood risk-reduction measures along the Sacramento River South Levee in the city of West Sacramento. Levee improvements will include a combination of fix in place and a new setback levee embankment construction with cutoff walls, seepage berms, utility relocation, demolition, rock slope protection and the use of borrow sites. Project transportation improvements will include realigned roadways, new access ramps and roads, turnouts, cul-de-sacs, and maintenance corridors. Flood risk-reduction measures constructed will address deficiencies of through-seepage, under-seepage, slope stability and geometry, erosion, and encroachments and noncompliant vegetation. WSAFCA's goal is to achieve a 200-year level minimum of levee performance for the city of West Sacramento. The project would bring the levee up to standard with Federal and State levee design criteria, as well as provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and public recreation.

Levee Length: 5.6 miles, extending from river mile 57.2 to river mile 51.6 within the Sacramento River South Levee
Construction Cost: $80,000,000 estimated

For additional project details, please view the Southport EIP Page.


Projects Complete

Southport Sacramento River Early Implementation Project

Phase 1 - Village Parkway Improvements (South)

Lead Agency: WSAFCA
Project Stage: Construction completed

Project Details: As the first phase of the Southport Sacramento River Early Implementation Project, WSAFCA has completed construction of the Village Parkway South project. Village Parkway South is a three-mile stretch of roadway that will replace segments of South River Road and provide property access to residents before levee construction begins. The Village Parkway South improvements included a 36 foot wide paved roadway with 2 lanes with bicycle lanes along with associated residential access roads, drainage improvements, signing and striping, and water pollution controls. The City of West Sacramento’s General Plan already identifies the construction of Village Parkway but due to the levee improvements, construction is starting 10 years earlier than previously anticipated.

Roadway Length: 3 miles and associated access roads
Construction Cost: $5,000,000 estimated

Sacramento Bank Project - South River Road

Lead Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Year Completed: 2015

Project Details: Setback levee south of Stone Lock, including a seepage cutoff wall, relocation of South River Road onto the new levee.

Levee Length: 2,200 feet
Construction Cost: $8,000,000

CHP Academy Early Implementation Project

Lead Agency: WSAFCA
Year Completed: 2011

Project Details: Reconstructed the south levee of the Sacramento Bypass to correct seepage and geometry deficiencies, including a seepage cutoff barrier.

Levee Length: 6,300 feet
Construction Cost: $10,000,000

The Rivers Early Implementation Project

Lead Agnecy: WSAFCA
Year Completed: 2011

Project Details: Reconstructed the south levee of the Sacramento River north of Bryte Park to correct seepage and geometry deficiencies, including a seepage cutoff barrier.

Other Benefits: Created the Bryte Park Nature Trail, including 6,000 feet of fully accessible, paved recreation pathways

Levee Length: 3,100 feet
Construction Cost: $17,000,000

Yolo Bypass Slip Repair #2 Project

Lead Agnecy: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Year Completed: 2011

Project Details: Completed slip repairs to a section of the Yolo Bypass Levee North of Interstate 80/Hwy. 50 along the Yolo Bypass.

Levee Length: 2,500 feet
Construction Cost: $3,500,000 estimated

Bridge District Levee Maintenace Road Project

Lead Agnecy: City of West Sacramento
Year Completed: 2011

Project Details: Established horizontal footprint of the ultimate levee crown, restored authorized 1957 design elevation, removed unstable spoils on waterside hinge of levee crown, removed invasive plants, constructed all-weather paved inspection, maintenance and flood-fighting roadway.

Other Benefits: Open the Sacramento Riverfront for public access, created more than a mile of fully accessible recreational pathway and numerous visitor amenities along the waterfront and into the new Bridge District urban core.

Levee Length: 3,250 feet
Construction Cost: $3,122,200

Yolo Bypass South Project - Slip Repair #1

Lead Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Year Completed: 2009

Project Details: Levee repair and reconstruction to the levee along the Yolo Bypass south of Highway 80; included improving adjacent drainage facilities.

Levee Length: 1,400 feet
Construction Cost: $2,400,000

I Street Bridge Early Implementation Project

Lead Agency: WSAFCA
Year Completed: 2008

Project Details: Levee construction near I Street Bridge corrected seepage, tree removals and shaping of the levee; included removing vegetation as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Standards.

Other Benefits: Enabled completion of River Walk Park.

Levee Length: 475 feet
Construction Cost: $640,000

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