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Sacramento River Mile 208 Bank Protection Project

Open House Scoping Meeting scheduled for January 29, 2009 in Hamilton City

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) will host a scoping meeting on January 29, 2009 to take public comments on the scope of an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for proposed bank protection work on the Sacramento River at Rive Mile 208, east bank. The purpose of the proposed bank protection work is to prevent continued bank erosion and potential outflanking of GCID’s Hamilton City Pumping Plant (HCPP). The HCPP Fish Screen Improvement Project was constructed in 2000 to minimize losses of all fish from operation of the HCPP and to restore GCID’s capability to divert the full quantity of water it is entitled to divert to meet its water supply delivery obligations.

The EIS/EIR will address the No Action alternative and four action alternatives including three different types of bank protection alternatives and a levee setback alternative. The three types of bank protection alternatives differ from one another in the amount and extent of rock protection placed and the environmental features (e.g., vegetation and instream woody material) incorporated in the design.

The scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 in Hamilton City at the Hamilton City High School from 7 pm – 9 p.m.

For more information about the scoping meetings or the project in general, please contact Bill Menke, GCID Assistant General Manager, at (530) 934-8881 or BMenke AT GCID.net; or Matt Davis, Corps of Engineers, at (916) 557-6708 orMatthew.G.Davis AT usace.army.mil.

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