Hamilton City Levee Project Receives Major Funding Boost
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAMILTON CITY LEVEE PROJECT RECEIVES MAJOR FUNDING BOOST
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Provides Additional $22 million in Current Fiscal Year
HAMILTON CITY, Calif. (January 21, 2021) –
Reclamation District 2140, the non-federal sponsor for the Project, attributes the successful effort to obtain this final funding to a strong, multi-agency project delivery approach. Several governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the Corps, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and The Nature Conservancy continue to work closely with the Reclamation District to deliver flood protection and ecosystem restoration to the community. As evidenced by another successful construction year, the Corps continues to show strong leadership at all levels of the organization. Additionally, Reclamation District 2140 thanks and commends the strong leadership from Congressman Garamendi, Congressman LaMalfa, and Senator Feinstein. President of the Reclamation District 2140, Lee Ann Grigsby-Puente, stated: “Without the unwavering support and guidance over the years from both Congressmen and the Senator, the Project would not be on a path toward completion and would have halted several years ago.”
It consists of (1) construction of 6.8 miles of setback levee to provide reliable flood protection for the community and agricultural areas by expanding the floodway, (2) degradation of the existing inadequate “J” levee, and (3) restoration of approximately 1,400 acres of riparian habitat in the expanded floodway along the Sacramento River. Once constructed, the new levee will provide Hamilton City with protection against a 75-year flood event – a dramatic improvement over the level of protection afforded by the existing “J” levee.