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SBFCA to Close Feather River Parkway and 3-miles of bike path for Pre-Construction Activities

The Feather River Parkway north of the 10th Street Bridge, and 3 miles of bike path on the west side of the Feather River adjacent to Yuba City will be shut down starting Monday in preparation for anticipated repairs to the west Feather  River levee. Early construction activities will include equipment mobilization, vegetation and tree clearing, and removal of the asphalt bike path on the levee crest. The parkway will remain closed through the completion of construction (anticipated end of November 2017).

Closure Areas: Feather River Parkway and the bike path along the Feather River West levee between roughly Gilsizer Slough in the north (approximately 1 mile north of 10th Street Bridge) to Whiteaker Hall in the south (approximately 1.5 miles south of 5th Street Bridge).

Pending approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency will construct emergency repairs to approximately three miles of the Feather River west levee in Yuba City. This segment of levee was not originally included in the larger Feather River West Levee Project, as the Project relied on a slurry wall constructed previously by the Corps. However, recent engineering studies – coupled with the poor performance of the levee during winter and spring storms – indicate that this levee poses an unacceptably high risk to public safety and must be repaired prior to the next flood season. Construction, which will involve the installation of a deep slurry wall to block the flow of water through and under the levee, should be completed by the end of November 2017.

SBFCA Board Authorizes $5M Project to Reinforce Areas on West Feather River Levee

The Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA) Board of Directors has authorized $5 million in immediate actions to reinforce the west Feather River levee along Laurel and Cypress Avenues south of Yuba City, and other unimproved areas as identified by SBFCA. Work could begin this week to install approximately 10,000 feet – or nearly two miles – of seepage berm on the landside toe and fill unused and unlined ditches adjacent to the levee. Once started, construction is expected to be completed within 10 days. Full funding for the project may be provided by the state or federal government. Read more.


Road Closures Planned for E. Gridley Road Bridge Aug. 1-20

Work to Resume on Stalled Levee Project along the West

Feather River in Butte County

Construction of the Feather River West Levee Project officially began on July 25, 2013 on the one-mile reach of Shanghai Bend in Yuba City. Click here to view weekly construction photos.

Notice to All Licensed Contractors

SBFCA Honors 1955 Flood Survivors at August 7 Groundbreaking

SBFCA Groundbreaking Ceremony – Wednesday, August 7 @ 10 a.m.

Construction of the Feather River West Levee Project officially began on July 25, 2013 on the one-mile reach of Shanghai Bend in Yuba City

SBFCA to Hire Administrative Manager

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Draft Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study Released

SBFCA Feather River West Levee Project Final EIS posted to Federal Register

Learn more about the Feather River Regional Flood Management Plan

SBFCA Executive Director Appointed to State Flood Control Board; Bids SBFCA Farewell

SBFCA Hires Director of Engineering to Lead Levee Repair Program

November 9 & 10 community meetings focus on locations and methods for levee repairs

SBFCA Submits Notice of Preparation to signify the start of the scoping period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR)

Work Begins on Feather River West Levee Project

SBFCA Levee Assessment Approved by Wide Margin