What does it do? This program addresses long term erosion protection along the Sacramento River and its tributaries.
Features: Within the Sacramento area, bank protection measures typically consist of large angular rock placed to protect the bank and then a layer of soil/rock material is placed to allow vegetation to grow back on the bank. In addition, dead trees may be added to the mixture for additional habitat value.
Construction Schedule: On-going every year, two sites along the American River and one site along the east bank of the Sacramento River in the Natomas area are scheduled for construction Fall 2011.
Cost: Typical funding ranges from $20 million to $30 million a year. Only a portion of this amount is spent within SAFCA’s jurisdiction.