Lower Deer Creek Flood and Ecosystem Improvement Project, Phase 1

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Lower Deer Creek Flood and Ecosystem Improvement Project, Phase 1
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan: Valley Floor Agriculture Zoning: AG-2 (Agricultural/Valley District)
Document Description
The proposed project includes a variety of design measures, including levee setbacks, bank stabilization, flood easements, bridge improvements, and levee improvements. Upstream of Red Bridge, setback and raised levees are proposed to improve flood protection. Downstream from Red Bridge to the Stanford-Vina Ranch Irrigation Company (SVRIC) Diversion Dam, bridge and levee improvements, coupled with levee setbacks, floodplain lowering, and floodway and channel migration easements, are proposed to convey higher flows and large wood through the bridge and to allow some natural channel migration and increased floodplain inundation and function. South of the SVRIC Dam, the dam access road would be improved and canal cutoff structures installed to improve flood protection. Downstream of the dam to State Route 99, removal of a private levee and berm is proposed to widen the floodway to allow greater flow conveyance, channel migration, and natural development of instream habitat. Improvements to USACE levees and installation of bank protection are also proposed just upstream of State Route 99 to maintain flood protection. Further downstream, levee improvements and a new levee are proposed to protect valuable existing pasture and infrastructure, and an easement is proposed to allow channel migration at the downstream end of the creek. In China Slough, grading, vegetation management, and culvert improvement are proposed to enhance conveyance through the slough.

Contact Information

Amy Lyons
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Leininger Road, Vina Road
Total Acres
State Highways
State Route 99
Union Pacific
Deer Creek Ranch Airport
Vina Elementary
Sacramento River, Deer Creek, China Slough
Other Location Info
nearest community: Vina

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (flood and ecosystem improvement)
Local Actions
not applicable
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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