Flood Forum Set

A comprehensive flood-control study for the Sacramento region is being launched by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Called a “general re-evaluation report,” it updates a plan first approved by Congress in 1996. It will examine options to improve flood safety in the area, including higher levees, setback levees, larger flood bypasses, and using upstream lands as detention basins.

The plan eventually will mesh with projects under way or planned by the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, including a $400 million upgrade for Natomas levees.

SAFCA opted to begin the Natomas project while working to ensure it fits with the corps’ plan, which won’t be finished until late 2010.

The public is invited to a learn more at a meeting schedule for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway. For more information, call Jennifer Mijares at (916) 557-5103.

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