Feather River Setback Levee Construction

Construction on the six-mile-long setback levee is complete! Click here to sign up for periodic updates and alerts! Degrade of the old Feather River Levee is underway.

The Feather River Levee Improvements will provide 200-year flood protection to an area twice devastated by flooding since 1986.

The bulk of the project’s $192 million cost, or $138.5 million, is being paid for by the State Department of Water Resources. Yuba County, Yuba County Water Agency, Reclamation District 784 and one local landowner are partnering to provide $53.3 million in local funding.

Levee improvements are broken into three segments [map] :

  • Segment 1: Bear River to approximately Star Bend
  • Segment 2: Setback levee between Star Bend and approximately Shanghai Bend
  • Segment 3: Approximately Shanghai Bend to Yuba River (Hwy 70)

The Feather River Levee Improvements are projects of the Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority [Who We Are].

Feather River

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