Thursday, May 25, 2006

Army Corps Levee Tour

In this story yesterday from Channel 10 a local levee tour by Army Corps official is discussed.

Here is an excerpt.

Army Official Tours Eroded Levees Prior to Planned Repairs
Written for the web by
C. Johnson, Internet News Producer

A top official with the U.S. Army's civil works division toured levees in the Pocket area of Sacramento Tuesday.

John Paul Woodley, Jr. is spending two days looking at some of the 29 levee sites in the Sacramento Valley and Delta that have been deemed in critical need of repair.

Woodley's Army Corps of Engineers is working with state and local officials in preparation of repairing those levees.

"The Sacramento River levees is among the most critical flood control projects in the country right now and we're very pleased with the progress we're making, but we need to continue," Woodley said.

If all goes as planned, the levee work will begin in July. In the Pocket area, where erosion is the primary concern, slurry walls will be built at some sites. A flood wall will be erected just south of the Pocket area.