The Proposed Project is a 1.25-acre area comprised of a graveled levee crown, Sacramento River levee bank, and a portion of the Sacramento River. The Proposed Project involves the removal of remnant features of the abandoned fish screen testing facility. This includes removal of above- and below- ground remnant facility features, excavation of remnant pipes, septic facilities within the levee crown, levee crest and Sacramento River. Final stages consist of fill and compaction of excavated features, and recontouring and armoring (installation of rock slope protection) of the Sacramento River levee to the contours and conditions that existed prior to the installation of the fish screen testing facility. The staging and access will be achieved by utilizing land and water entrances via SR 160 and the Sacramento River.
The Proposed Project will restore the levee to its original contour and grade prior to the installation of the facility and reduce the risk of catastrophic flooding for the people and property in the California Central Valley. The Proposed Project will also comply with the California Water Code, Division 5, Part 4, Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations Section 124. Implementation of the Proposed Project will take approximately 3 months to construct.