Sacramento River Bank Protection Project - SRBPP

Project History

The Sacramento River Bank Protection Project (SRBPP) is a continuing construction project, authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1960, to provide protection for the existing levees and flood control facilities of the Sacramento River Flood Control Project. The Sacramento River Flood Control Project consists of approximately 980 miles of levees plus overflow weirs, pumping plants, and bypass channels that protect communities and agricultural lands in the Sacramento Valley and Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta.

The SRBPP is a local cooperation project, with a State-Federal cost-share arrangement, as originally authorized by Congress in 1960.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is the Federal participant, and the State of California Central Valley Flood Protection Board (formerly the Reclamation Board) is the Sstate agency designated for non-Federal responsibilities and cost-sharing.  Future construction activities under the SRBPP thus require compliance with both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Click the following link for current project information: Sacramento River Bank Protection Project.

Environmental Mitigation & Enhancement

While SAFCA is not an SRBPP cost share partner, the Agency has agreed to assume responsibility for the operations and maintenance, of both on-site and off-site mitigation work along the Sacramento River (east levee) at River Miles (RM) 78.0, 68.9, 56.7, 53.1, 52.4, 51.5, 50.8, 50.4, 50.2, 49.9, 49.6 and 47.0 and the American River at various sites including RM 2.8L and 0.3L.  The operation and maintenance of these sites is expected to begin over the period 2009 to 2011 after a standard three to five year plant pre-establishment period. As additional bank protection sites are identified and constructed within the Agency’s jurisdiction it is anticipated they will be included in this operations and maintenance program.