City to perform flood control system maintenance in these nine areas

The Department of Utilities soon will perform a new round of maintenance work on its flood control system. The work will occur in nine areas across the city.

“This work is vital to keeping our city safe from flooding,” said City Director of Utilities, Bill Busath.

This maintenance will be similar to the critical infrastructure work the City has performed over the several past years and is expected to take up to seven weeks to complete.

Work soon will be performed in the following areas:

  • North and south of Miller Regional Park on the Sacramento River
  • San Juan ditch in north Sacramento
  • Arcade, Elder, Hagginwood, Morrison and Strawberry creeks
  • Stockton Boulevard ditch in southern Sacramento
  • Power Ridge basin in eastern Sacramento

The work performed will include removing debris that can cause localized flooding, removing debris blocking service roads, repairing fencing and ditches as well as inspecting banks.

Utilities staff are working closely with the City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office and the Department of Community Response to ensure the safety and well-being of City staff and those camping in impacted areas.

“Maintaining critical infrastructure benefits everyone in Sacramento, housed or unhoused, and we have developed an effective process and a great partnership with the Department of Utilities,” said Bridgette Dean, director of the City’s Department of Community Response. “The Department of Community Response and our community-based organization partners do the outreach that helps ensure the work can be done safely, and it is an opportunity to contact people experiencing homelessness, build trust and offer them whatever resources we have available at the time.”

Outreach and notification of the upcoming work will occur over three weeks before its start date.