HAMILTON CITY, Calif.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced Monday that an additional $8.1 million is available to the Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project to support continued levee construction and habitat restoration.
These funds are in addition to the $8.3 million appropriated to the project in the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act signed by President Trump in March.
This will bring the total amount of federal funds to $16.4 million.
The first phase of levee construction was completed in 2017 with the completion of three miles of new levee south of Hamilton City near County Road 23.
The second phase of levee construction started earlier this spring with the construction of an additional two miles of new levee north of Highway 32.
All levee construction is scheduled for completion by 2020.
The Project consists of (1) construction of 6.8 miles of setback levee to provide a more reliable form of flood protection for the community and agricultural areas by expanding the floodway, (2) degradation of the existing “J” levee, and (3) restoring approximately 1,400 acres of riparian habitat in the expanded floodway along the Sacramento River.
Once constructed, the new levee will provide Hamilton City with protection against a 75-year flood event, a dramatic improvement over the level of protection afforded by the existing “J” Levee.
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