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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.

Update on Oroville Dam Spillway

SBFCA has been in close coordination with the Department of Water Resources, the owner and operator of Oroville Dam, as well as other partner agencies. SBFCA will coordinate with local and State levee maintenance agencies to monitor the west levee of the Feather River, and will continue to coordinate with DWR and other agencies to proactively prepare for Oroville releases and future storm events.

For more information on the current operation of the Oroville Dam, please click here.

Click here for Sutter County Emergency Services.

Sutter County Emergency Services has opened a 24 hour Storm Call Center. The phone numbers are 530-822-4988 and 530-822-7556. The call center is located at the Emergency Operations Center, which is operating 24 hours a day until further notice.


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