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OVERVIEW:

The southern portion of the Sacramento urbanized area has historically been vulnerable to flooproject area mapding from high water events in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as well as high flows on Morrison Creek, Florin Creek, Elder Creek and Unionhouse Creek. The South Sacramento Streams Group Project (SSSG), which encompasses these creeks has been the vehicle to improve these creeks. The SSSG project consists of levee improvements starting south of the town of Freeport and running easterly along the southern edge of the urbanized area.

This levee eventually meets up with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks, near Detroit Boulevard. From UPRR heading eastward, the project extends up four creeks. Along these four creeks, a combination of raising the levee, constructing floodwall and channel improvements are being used to provide protection to the community.

Cost: Authorized cost for the entire project is $100,000,000

FLORIN CREEK MULTI-USE DETENTION BASIN CREEK PROJECT

The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency is proposing to construct flood control improveproject_area_mapments at Florin Creek Park that will provide a minimum 100-year level of flood protection to residents in the Parkway Estates area. Once completed, these improvements, combined with improvements the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructing along Florin Creek, will provide a higher level of flood protection and financial relief to over 450 property owners paying high-cost flood insurance.

On March 12, 2014, SAFCA issued a draft environmental document for the Florin Creek Multi-Use Basin Project. Interested parties are encouraged to review and comment on the document. Formal comments must be received by SAFCA no later than April 10, 2014. Please send written comments to:

     Pete Ghelfi c/o SAFCA, 1007, 7th Street, 7th Floor, Sacramento, CA, 95814
     or send an email to: Ghelfip@saccounty.net



ABOUT THE PROJECT:


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SAFCA is proposing to construct a multi-use basin at Florin Creek Park to provide flood control for areas within the 100-year flood plain of Florin Creek and improve recreational benefits at the park site. The FlorinCreek Multi-Use Basin Project would temporarily store Florin Creek channel storm water overflow during extreme storm events and would provide at least 100-year flood protection to structures within the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento. Completion of this project would allow FEMA to rate the area as being less flood-prone andrelieve property owners of mandatory high-cost flood insurance. In addition, the project would expand the size of the park area by 2.8 acres for recreational use and include construction of new sidewalks, reconstruction of the pond, new lights along park paths and double the number of soccer fields.


PROJECT CONSTRUCTION:

SAFCA proposes to construct the project in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. Construction will take approximately 4 months to complete. All construction activity will take place in the park area and consist of soil excavation to lower the ground elevation (approx. 8 feet) to accommodate new detention basins. Most soil will be hauled offsite and appropriate traffic and dust control measures will be implemented. Additional construction related updates will be provided to all properties adjacent to or near the park site.

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ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT:

2014 Florin Creek Multi-Use Basin Project Mitigated Negative Declaration


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FLORIN CREEK CHANNEL PROJECTT

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing the construction of improvements to the Florin Creek Channel Project from Highway 99 to Franklin Boulevard. The construction of this Project isresident_mailer anticipated to begin in Spring of 2015 and should be completed in 2016. Depending upon the location,the proposed construction activities would include channel widening and concrete lining, installation offloodwalls and sheet piles (upstream of Persimmon Ave.), and constructing new maintenance access roads/ramps. These improvements, in conjunction with a separate upstream detention basin being constructed by the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) with funding from the State Department of Water Resources, City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento, will increase the channel capacity and enable the conveyance of 100-year event flood flows within the channel. This public safety improvement project will reduce the risk of flooding in the area during extreme storm events and ultimately provide financial relief to several-hundred property owners currently subject to mandatory, high-cost flood insurance.

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT:

 Florin Creek Project Initial Study with Intent to Adopt a Supplemental Mitigated Declaration


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MORRISON CREEK UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD PROJECT:

Construction is well underway along Morrison Creek near the Union Pacific Railraod. The Corps of Engineers, in Floodwall construction notice to residentspartnership with the State Department of Water Resources, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and SAFCA, is constructing a 3,300 - foot long floodwall to helpprotect the community from flood waters and once completed with other work in the area, can lead to reduced flood insurance premiums for local residents. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November in time for this year's rain season.

The cost of the construction project is $ 5.9 million

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS:

2012 September - Environmental Assessment/Initial Study CEQA Addendum

2011 August - Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Intial Study



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UNIONHOUSE CREEK CHANNEL IMPROVEMENTS:

SAFCA, in partnership with the City of Sacramento and the State of Department of Water Resources, is improving over a mile and a half of Unionhouse Creek between Franklin Blvd. and Bruceville Road. Construction started in mid-September and is expected to be completed by the end of October. Once complete, the project will increase the amount of water that can be contained in the channel resulting in improved flood protection and can lead to lower flood insurance premiums for local residents.

The cost of the construction project is a little under $2.5 million.

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS:

2012 June - Mitigated Negative Declaration/Final Initial Study


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