Aug 11, 2015 12:17 PM by News Staff
The long-awaited J-Levee project that will protect Hamilton City and surrounding farmland from the potential of catastrophic flooding took a big step forward.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has chosen a Marysville construction company to begin the first phase of levee improvements and river bank restoration along a 6.8 mile section of the Sacramento River.
Newland Entities won the bid to begin the $6 million first phase of work, which is expected to begin this coming fall, according to the Army Corp’s work plan documents.
The entire project will cost about $68 million and will be funded mostly by the federal government.
When complete, the project will construct a new set-back levee to lower flood risk and restore about 1500 acres of natural habitat in the area.