On July 19, 2017, Linda County Water District was informed by the CA Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) that their request for Public Assistance for repair of damages incurred at and around LCWD wastewater treatment plant's disposal ponds during the Feb 2017 storms was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under FEMA-4308-DR-CA February 2017 Storms.
During the excessive rain period of February 2017, Linda County/Linda County Water District located in Yuba County, CA experienced severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides, which posed a threat to public health, safety, and property. As a direct result of the declared incident, damages to Linda County/ Linda County Water District owned and maintained Waste Water Treatment Disposal Pond Roads (roads, culverts, bridge, etc.) and Pond side slopes were incurred. In addition to these damages, a sink hole developed on the South-West end of Pond 1. The sink hole is approx. 20 ft. deep and extends approx. 120 linear feet and 40 ft wide.
Damage to the roads includes displacement of gravel and undulation of road surface. There was also a loss of material on the side slopes of these roads.
Repair to road surface will require grading of road surface, 2-inches of gravel and 6-inches of structural fill material. Repair to road side slopes will require removal and replacement of unsuitable earth with structural fill. Repair of sink hole will require restructuring of road wall with imported structural fill at a slope of 3:1.
Project implementation/construction involves replacement and rehabilitation of existing facilities in the same general location. All work will be completed on the pre-disturbed areas. The City's standard construction measures will be followed. These repairs are necessary to maintain service and mitigate further emergencies. Project benefits 18,000 + customers by protecting the existing infrastructure, and fish and wildlife by preventing untreated discharges.