DWR has approved the construction of emergency levee repairs at the Site and has advertised a construction contract for the needed repairs. Notice to commence construction work is scheduled for June 30, 2006. All project construction and demobilization at the Site are to be completed by November 1, 2006.
As a result of the imminent threat of catastrophic levee failure, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for California's levee system on February 24, 2006. The emergency repairs specified for this project are necessary (1) to maintain the levee system which is essential to protecting public health, safety, and welfare and (2) to prevent an emergency from a catastrophic levee failure.