Corps to Discuss Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study (USA)

Corps to Discuss Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is set to host two public meetings this month on its ongoing Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, a cost-shared study with the state of California to address critical water resources issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The public meetings, scheduled for Feb. 19 at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg and Feb. 20 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, are intended to provide a public forum to explain the Corps’ feasibility study process, and what the Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study aims to achieve.

The Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study will inform the Corps’ and state of California’s efforts to address a variety of critical issues in the Delta, including ecosystem restoration and flood risk management.

The draft environmental impact statement outlining the potential impacts of proposed solutions is scheduled to be available for public review and comment in 2014. The array of potential measures and program alternatives will be determined based on information received during the scoping process and other associated studies.

The Corps and its local partner, California Department of Water Resources, plan to attend local government, state agency and other Delta-related meetings through the year to engage affected stakeholders and keep the public apprised of progress on the study.

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Press Release, February 7, 2013

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