Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback Project ("proposed project") would entail the following flood-risk reduction elements (1) widening the Yolo Bypass by constructing a setback levee approx. 1,500 feet east of the Tule Canal in the Lower Elkhorn Basin (between I-5 and the Sacramento Bypass), (2) widening the Sacramento Bypass by constructing a setback levee approx. 1,500 feet north of the existing levee (3) potential degrading of all or portions of existing levees; and (4) implementing ecosystem improvements in the lower Elkhorn Basin to mitigate project impacts.

Contact Information
Erin Brehmer
California Department of Water Resources
3464 El CAmino Ave., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95821



38°37'34.8"N 121°36'24.8"W
West Sacramento
Cross Streets
I-5, Old River Road, Yolo County Roads 124 and 126
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, 84
Sierra Northern
SMF, CHP Academy
Two Rivers, L. Greene
Sac. River, Yolo Byp., Sac Byp., Tule Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (setback levee)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Levee Construct
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Agricultural Land
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 3 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Resources Agency
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