USA: Draft Environmental Report for Orestimba Creek Released

Draft Environmental Report for Orestimba Creek Released

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District yesterday released the draft Orestimba Creek flood risk management feasibility study and environmental assessment/initial statement for review and public comment.

The comment period will remain open until Feb. 7, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The report tentatively identifies a plan to build more than four miles of levee to a height of up to seven feet at an estimated cost of $44 million to reduce flood risk to the city of Newman and surrounding agricultural areas.

Developing the report and plan was a cost-shared cooperation of the Corps, the state’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board and Stanislaus County.

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Press Release, January 8, 2013

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