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Posted on: July 13, 2020

RESCHEDULED - Flood Risk Management Project Community Meeting and Public Comment

Flood Risk Reduction for the City of Woodland

Cache Creek poses a significant flood risk to portions of the City of Woodland. The City is partnering with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to identify projects to reduce that risk.

Ultimately, the City’s goals are to maximize state and federal investment in a project, or projects, that will:

  • Improve public safety
  • Comply with state and federal regulations
  • Reduce the cost of flood insurance for property owners

Currently, there are several efforts underway to identify projects to reduce flood risk: the USACE Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study, which will identify the USACE’s Tentatively Selected Plan (project), and the City of Woodland Flood Risk Management Project. These projects are compatible and would provide 200-year flood protection to the City of Woodland, which is a state requirement for urban areas. By pursuing both projects, the City is maximizing opportunities for state and federal funding and increasing chances that a project will be constructed. Read more about the projects below.

City of Woodland Flood Risk Management Project

Concurrent with the USACE’s feasibility study process, the City is preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Woodland Flood Risk Management Project. The project expands upon the USACE’s Tentatively Selected Plan by adding measures to reduce flood stages and duration of flooding for agricultural properties north of the City. Actions for these properties could include raising or flood proofing structures, establishing flowage easements, and subsidizing flood insurance. The project would also comply with California’s flood protection requirements to provide a 200-year level of protection.

The City’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Woodland Flood Risk Management Project was released on March 23, kicking off a 90-day public review and comment period. The City will present project details and accept written comments during a public meeting prior to the end of the public comment period. Click here to view an electronic version of the Draft Environmental Impact Report - March 2020.

The public comment period has been extended to August 14, 2020. Interested parties may provide written comments on the Draft EIR. Written comments must be provided to the City of Woodland, or postmarked, no later than August 14, 2020. Please send all written comments to: 

Mr. Tim Busch, Principal Utilities Civil Engineer, City of Woodland, 300 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695

Written comments can also be submitted by email to: Tim.Busch@cityofwoodland.org. Emails should include the subject line “Comments on WFRMP Draft EIR”.

Community Meeting:

The City will present the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) and accept written comments during an upcoming public meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on in person public meetings, the public meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. Please click the link the following link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94283485830. You may also participate by phone: Dial: 1 669 900 6833; Webinar ID: 942 8348 5830

The Draft EIR, in hard copy format, is available for public review at City Hall by appointment. Please contact Tim Busch at 530-661-5963 or tim.busch@cityofwoodland.org to set up an appointment to review the draft EIR. Click here to view an electronic version of the Draft Environmental Impact Report - March 2020.

View full project details by visiting the City’s webpage: https://www.cityofwoodland.org/1196/Lower-Cache-Creek-Feasibility-Study-LCCF 


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