Jul 032012
 
Getting ready for the river: two levee improvement projects done

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 27, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor It was a calm, sunny day on Tuesday.   The risk of a flood disaster was probably not high on the list of anxieties in the minds of most West Sacramentans that day, as regional leaders gathered to celebrate $27 million in levee improvement. [...]

Feb 262012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 – West Sacramento’s city council this morning (Feb. 22) plans a special ‘thank you’ breakfast for Congressman Mike Thompson. City officials credit Thompson with helping support local levee improvement efforts and improvements at the Port of West Sacramento. He has represented the region since 1998, but the city will become [...]

Nov 122011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 9, 2011 By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor Just where are all those dirt-hauling trucks going? Michael Bessette, West Sacramento’s flood protection manager, told the News-Ledger that a lot of them are probably hauling fill to several local levee improvement projects. “There are currently three levee project sites under construction right [...]

Oct 142011
 
Design efforts turns to Southport levees

 NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 12, 2011  Project will probably mean purchase of some private property near Sacramento River As West Sacramento flood control officials turn their attention to the levees in Southport along the river, they expect to have to buy some land – and perhaps some houses – from some local owners. The exact plans, [...]