The wet weather is here and levee work along the Feather River in Yuba City is largely completed, an official said.
Mike Inamine, executive director of the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, said the lion’s share of two major projects is completed.
“The slurry wall is in and the levee has been graded for the 3-mile emergency repair project along the Feather River in Yuba City,” Inamine said. “The Laurel Avenue project, which is about 4,500 linear feet of slurry wall, is completed, expect for one pipe that has to be rerouted.”
Slurry walls, also known as cutoff walls, block or slow the flow of water through and underneath levees.
Inamine said, weather permitting, the project will be wrapped up by Thanksgiving.
“There’s one area south of the boat ramp that not yet completed, but everything is at or above the 200-year water surface elevation,” he said. “We’re in much better shape than we were before.”