Natomas Residents Get Update On Levee Work

By Scott Dosick
City Councilman Ray Tretheway and N Magazine teamed up last week to host a community forum on the state of the Natomas Levee project.

Click here for info distributed at the meeting.

Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency officials reported they believe levees north to Powerline Road will be restored by 2011. Flood officials added they are looking to Congresswoman Doris Matsui to secure federal funds needed to complete the project.
Once the project is funded 100 percent, 50 percent complete and signed off by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the area can be given A99 designation and new construction can resume. The A99 designation and development is expected in 2012.
A full 100+ year certification is anticipated later in the decade.
In the meantime, all Natomas residents will be required to pay $1,300 a year in flood insurance for the foreseeable future. Flood insurance can be as low as $650 for property coverage policy that does not include home contents and a high deductible.

The Sacramento flood agency provides a weekly update on the levee construction project available via email and on their website. Area residents can also join FixItNow a Yahoo! group for those who want to make sure the project stays on schedule and/or the Natomas Levee Improvement group on Facebook.

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