The public final Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Lower Elkhorn Basin Levee Setback project is available for public review and comment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK 2016-00457 to www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/RegulatoryPublicNotices.aspx
A Final EIS has been prepared to analyze the California Department of Water Resources request for a permit to alter the federal project (levee) and discharge fill material in approximately 27 acres of waters of the United States to construct a setback levee to widen portions of the Yolo and Sacramento bypasses. The approximately 2,600-acre project site is located within the Lower Elkhorn Basin and is bounded by the Sacramento River on the east, the Yolo Bypass on the west, the Sacramento Bypass on the south, and Interstate 5 on the north, within Yolo County, California.
Written comments and/or a request for a paper copy of the notice may be submitted to project manager Zachary Simmons at our Sacramento Regulatory Division, 1325 J Street, Room 1350, Sacramento, California 95814-2922, email Zachary.M.Simmons@usace.army.mil, or telephone (916) 557-6746.