Grimes Floodplain Restoration and Levee Resiliency Project

Grimes Floodplain Restoration and Levee Resiliency Project

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

 

The Sacramento River West Side Levee District (SRWSLD), acting as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lead agency, has made available for public review and comment an Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Grimes Floodplain Restoration and Levee Resiliency Project (proposed project).

 

Project Description: SRWSLD, with funding from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), is proposing this project, which would consist of constructing a 1.8-mile-long slurry cutoff wall in the existing Sacramento River West Bank Levee System (SRWBLS), encroachment remediation, waterside hardening, establishment of an operations and maintenance area, and restoration of approximately 11 acres of floodplain for salmonids. DWR investigations have determined that the section of the SRWBLS north and south of, and directly adjacent to, the town of Grimes in Colusa County is vulnerable to seepage. Currently, Grimes is not mapped within a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) special flood hazard area; however, FEMA has initiated a remapping process for Colusa County. Initial results indicate that without remediation of the Sacramento River levees, FEMA will model the area assuming no levees are present. The goal of the proposed project is to increase flood resiliency a 100-year level of flood protection to the town of Grimes in a manner consistent with the 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan and its 2017 update, including investments in multi-benefit flood projects (e.g., improvement of salmonid habitat). The construction phase will begin once the SRWSLD secures a State or Federal implementation grant. Construction is anticipated to begin no earlier than 2024.

 

Public Review Period: The proposed project’s IS/MND is available for review from August 30, 2022, to September 28, 2022, and may be downloaded here Grimes_ISMNDwAppendices or viewed at the following locations:

  • SRWSLD: 975 Wilson Bend Road, Grimes, CA 95950
  • Grimes Library: 240 Main Street, Grimes, CA 95950

 

Lead Agency Contact: Questions, comments, or requests for digital or physical copies may be directed to Ms. Meegan Nagy by email at mnagy@rd108.org; or in writing care of Sacramento River West Side Levee District, PO Box 50, Grimes, CA 95950; or by telephone at (530) 437-2221.


RD108 150th Anniversary Celebration


Sites Reservoir Presentation


Attention Water Users: Online Measurement Tool

The FLOW website by H2O Tech is the best way for RD108 water users to view field measurement data at any time, from anywhere, on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. A password protected account for each user allows for secure access to a personalized webpage.

After choosing the district and time period, a user can confirm their desired field(s) on a map. Browsing delivery reports is clear and convenient with graphs representing daily flows and monthly volumes as seen below. Easily monitor current flow rate at each point of delivery, with only a five minute delay from staff’s measurement.

Please contact Jordon at (530)682-4205 with any questions regarding the FLOW site.

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Market Street Gravel Project

Name: Market Street Gravel Project

Location: Upper Sacramento River under Market Street Bridge in Redding

Description: Approximately 12,000 to 15,000 tons of gravel placed into the river to provide new spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.

Partners in the effort include the Bureau of Reclamation, the California State University – Chico Foundation, California Department of Water Resources, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Sacramento River Forum, and SRSC.

The following districts specifically contributed personnel and equipment for the project – Reclamation District 108, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Sutter Mutual Water Company, River Garden Farms, Provident Irrigation District, Princeton-Cordora-Glenn Irrigation District and Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District.

Related: The Market Street project is the eighteenth Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program (Recovery Program) project to be completed in the past four years.  The Recovery Program is a collaborative effort of water management entities, conservation organizations and state and federal fishery and water management agencies to promote salmonid recovery in the Sacramento Valley through the identification, prioritization and completion of habitat improvement projects.  These projects will help implement the federal National Marine Fisheries Service’s Recovery Plan for the Sacramento Valley and the state Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy, and thus provide a comprehensive framework to advance the next generation of salmon projects.

For more information on the Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program, please look here.

 

Footage From the Project:

 


Check Out Critters Spotted Around The District

Click here to be directed to the Environment page, also accessible from the Home display. Here you will find a gallery of the many different species photographed in the district. Click on any of the images to find out more information about the critter you’re looking at.


Updated Video: Knights Landing Outfall Gates – Fish Barrier

 

 

 

 

 

KLOG Project Update

General Manager Lewis Bair on how RD 108 is cooperatively working with State and Federal Agencies to complete the fish barrier project.

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General Manager Lewis Bair on how RD 108 is helping salmon find their way. Watch the video below, and read more about the KLOG project here.