Sunday afternoon Sutter County officials issued a statement regarding levees along the Sacramento River on the western border of the county.
The statement reads as follows: The Sacramento River continues to run high on the western border of Sutter County, where emergency work has already been undergoing on the Sacramento River levee at Verona in the Nicolaus basin, and reclamation district officials have been monitoring seepage along the Sacramento River levee near the community of Meridian, and at another point south of Meridian. This morning and this afternoon, we received the following information updating the situation in the two basins.
NICOLAUS BASIN The Department of Water Resources has authorized additional emergency levee work on the Sacramento River levee at Verona. The area of concern begins about one half mile north of the Natomas Cross Canal, where an 870-foot emergency seepage berm was constructed. About one mile upstream, a500 foot stability berm was added. Now, because of additional seepage and boils, additional stability will be added along a 2,200 foot long section of levee in between the first two emergency work locations
MERIDIAN BASIN In the Meridian basin, the Department of Water Resources will be contacted to assess two bulges in the soil about the size of half a football 20 to 30 feet from the toe of the west bank of the Sutter Bypass levee near McClatchy Road. The area is under enhanced monitoring. The bulges were reported in an area south of the section of levee which collapsed in 1997.
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