The program of routine maintenance includes, but is not limited to, all mowing, vegetation pruning, fallen or hazardous tree removal, road grading, minor earthwork repairs and the placement of rock revetment on Sacramento area flood control levees, as well as any other similar activities that are needed to meet standards established by applicable law. The north and south levees of the American River, Arcade Creek, Robla Creek, and Dry Creek and the east levees of Steelhead Creek and the Sacramento River are part of the federal Sacramento River Flood Control Project and have been turned over to the American River Flood Control District for operation and maintenance. These levees protect residents, property, infrastructure, government facilities, and habitat in the Sacramento metropolitan area. In addition, the District undertakes the operation and maintenance of other levees in the Sacramento metropolitan area under contract with the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency or other public agencies in the region.
American River North & South Levees, Arcade Creek North & South Levees, Robla South Levee,
Dry Creek North Levee, Steelhead Creek East Levee, Sacramento River East Levee, Magpie Creek Diversion Channel
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The activities to be conducted under the program of routine maintenance consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, and/or minor alteration of existing flood control levees, facilities and structures involving negligible or no expansion of currently established use. Existing facilities to be covered under this program consist of publicly-owned utilities used to provide flood protection to the Sacramento metropolitan area. Activities would include restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures and facilities to meet current standards of public health and safety.