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Title: American River Watershed : Common Features General Reevaluation Report : Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Sacramento District.
California. Central Valley Flood Protection Board.
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
Keywords: American River (Calif.)
Flood control
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Sacramento District.
Abstract: This environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) has been prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento District and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), respectively. The Corps is the Federal lead agency for NEPA, and the CVFPB is the California lead agency for CEQA. The purpose of the American River Common Features (ARCF) General Reevaluation Report (GRR) project is to reduce the overall flood risk within the study area. The study area includes the city of Sacramento and surrounding areas. An unacceptably high risk of flooding from levee failure threatens the public safety of approximately 530,000 people, as well as property and critical infrastructure throughout the study area. Additionally, the State Capitol and many state agencies reside within the study area. Historic flooding events have caused loss of life and extensive economic damages. Approximately 83,000 structures throughout the study area are at risk of flooding in a 100-year event (1% annual change of flooding). This EIS/EIR evaluates the potential significant environmental impacts of the alternatives discussed in the ARCF GRR. If the ARCF GRR is authorized by Congress, the Corps would begin construction to implement the project.
Description: Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 2366 pages / 133.13 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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