Tudor Flood Risk Reduction Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA)
Document Title
Tudor Flood Risk Reduction Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Agriculture (AG) General Plan: Open Space (OS)
Document Description
Planned levee remedial measures for the Project include construction of a cutoff wall, a berm tie-in to the HWY 99 embankment, pipe penetration improvements, and surficial geometry corrections. Improvement measures were developed based on the 100-year design water surface elevation (DWSE) provided in Design Water Surface Profiles for the Feather River West Levee Project, Addendum #2, dated December 2013 and prepared by Peterson Brustad, Inc. Fill material for the levee and clay core would be obtained from either an off-site borrow source(s) or from excess material obtained from Project excavations. The construction contractor will be required to obtain off-site borrow materials, which may be imported to the Project Area from local sources or existing permitted commercial sources. Borrow sources for earthen materials are anticipated to be in the vicinity of Sutter and Yuba Counties. Other materials, such as aggregate base, bentonite for cutoff walls, pipe, concrete products, and materials needed to support construction, would be obtained from off-site commercial vendors and sources. The Project incorporates construction areas along the land and water sides of the levee. These areas would be utilized by the contractor for access, hauling, spoiling of material, storage, fueling, and other construction related activities. Prior to and during construction of remedial measures, staging areas would be established to allow for efficient use and distribution of materials and equipment. Staging areas would be identified by the contractor during construction and would be located within Project Area limits. It is anticipated that construction would be completed in one construction season, beginning in April of 2025, and ending in December of 2025. It is estimated that typical construction activities could occur up to 12 to 14 hours per day (based on daylight hours and the construction phase), six days a week, Monday through Saturday, and between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays may be utilized for equipment maintenance. Crew sizes would vary depending on the construction phase and are estimated to be between 25 to 50 people. Work outside of the hours specified above for round-the-clock construction activities would be limited to cutoff wall installation but only if approved by SBFCA and if justified to complete the Project on schedule.

Contact Information

Michael Bessette
Agency Name
Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency
Job Title
Project Engineer, Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Yuba City
State Highways
west of Garden Highway (HWY 99)
North of the Feather River
12 N
3 E
10, 11
Mt. Diab
Other Location Info
Feather River, east of the Sutter Bypass, and northwest of the town of Nicolaus. The site is approximately 8,700 linear feet (1.65 miles) in length and comprises 40.4 acres. The Project Area corresponds to a portion of the unsectioned New Helvetia Land Grant and portions of Sections 10, and 11, Township 12 North, Range 3 East (Mount Diablo Base and Meridian) of the “Nicolaus, California” 7.5-minute quadrangle (U.S. Geological Survey [USGS] 1952, photorevised 1973). The approximate center of the Study Area is located at latitude 38.902098° and longitude -121.604828° within the Honcut Headwaters-Lower Feather River Watershed (Hydrologic Unit Code #18020159; Natural Resources Conservation Service [NRCS], USGS, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [USEPA] 2016).

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Maintenance)
Local Actions
Approval (Board)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Archeological/Historical, Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading, Water Supply,
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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