Rio Linda Creek Conservation Area

Project History

In 1993, the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) adopted a flood control program that would protect areas within the Natomas Basin, North Sacramento, Rio Linda and Elverta. This program included the construction of a new meandering channel west of Dry Creek Road that would replace a narrow channelized section of Robla Creek. The new channel, named Rio Linda Creek, would increase the flood flow capabilities and provide improved habitat values. In conjunction with the new Rio Linda Creek channel the adjacent levee, the Robla Creek North Levee (constructed on top of much of the old Robla Creek channel), would provide an adequate level of flood protection to the local community.
This project was constructed in 2002 and and in 2003 SAFCA established the Rio Linda Creek Conservation Area (RLCCA) as part of the Lower Dry Creek and Robla Creek Levee Improvements Mitigation Project. The created habitat at Rio Linda Creek was considered successful in 2009 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Environmental Documents:   
404 Permit
- Biological Opinion
Annual Reports:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008