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Delta Levees Investment Strategy June 2016 Public Workshop Invitation

You're invited to the next phase of public workshops on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The Council has two public workshops scheduled:

 

Monday, June 6, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Brentwood Community Center
35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513
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Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
City of West Sacramento, City Hall Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
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Although the workshops start at 4:00 p.m., participants can arrive at any time. The workshops will be in an open house format to allow for discussions with the project team. Small groups will be formed periodically where brief project updates will occur throughout the four-hour workshop period.

 

Workshop topics include:

  • Status of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy
  • Presentation and discussion of the risks to lives, property, water supply, habitat, and other important Delta resources
  • Discussion of actions and programs to reduce risks

 

The Council is required by the Legislature to identify State priorities for levee investments in the Delta. The Council continues work on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy to update interim priorities in the Delta Plan by considering the flood risks in the Delta and the improvements and programs that could reduce risks for people, property, and State interests. To date, Council staff and the consulting team have assembled existing information and evaluated risks of flooding to lives, property, water supply, habitat, and other important Delta resources.

 

Now, as we enter the next phase, we need your participation as we describe the risks in the Delta and consider actions and programs to reduce risks from flooding in the Delta and Suisun Marsh. Your input will help inform the Council as it deliberates on an overall levee investment strategy.

 

Council staff and the project team are continuing to coordinate with the partner State agencies, flood management districts and reclamation districts, local government, infrastructure owners, landowners, and others with interests in Delta levees. The Council expects to release a draft strategy and the associated draft environmental review documents for public review by 2017.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Delta Stewardship Council and its development of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy.  

 

We invite you to continue to send your questions or comments via email to: leveequestions@deltacouncil.ca.gov

 

For more information about the Delta Levees Investment Strategy project, please click here.

 

For more Information about the Council, please click here.

 

To view the meetings' informational flyer, please click here.

Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)