Getting ready for the river: two levee improvement projects done
“On a beautiful summer day like this, it is difficult to remember that back in 1997, the city of West Sacramento was almost the victim of a major disaster,” said Swanson. “(Workers) noticed the land side of the leveee, toward the ditch, had begun to slough off. It got worse.”
They made interim fixes, but the danger was real, said Swanson.
And even if and when the city reaches its 200-year risk goal, that’s not the same as “no risk,” Mayor Cabaldon commented.
“We can’t get the risk down to zero,” he said.
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