RD 1602 SPFC Modification Project

Updated on 2/4/2022: Project Title, Project Lead, Potential Project Partners, Short Project Description, and Long Project Description

Project Lead: Patterson Westside Farms

Potential Project Partners:
No partners identified at this time

Short Project Description:
The property owners within RD 1602 propose to remove state and federal OMRR&R obligations for their levees.

Long Project Description:
The LMA identified as Reclamation District (RD) 1602 does not currently exist as a formal entity, but Patterson Westside Farms/Twin Oaks Irrigation District have organized meetings of the property owners within the RD to develop this concept. The property owners are interested in continuing to farm their lands and maintain the levee system, but not be constrained by the state and federal standards. The staff time and dollar cost of meeting those standards are greater than the value of continuing to be part of the state-federal flood project. A preferred approach to accomplishing this change has not yet been identified.

Unique Project Characteristics:
Varies – may include incorporation of environmental, water supply, or other secondary benefits to the region.

Project Status Pre-planning
Project Cost $4,700,000
Project Timeframe 1-5 years
Cost-sharing Some costs may be eligible for funding from local, state or federal grant programs – likely requires active Reclamation District with Trustees and financial oversight from the County.
Multi-benefit Project Potentially
Types of benefits The project would improve flood risk management; operations and maintenance; and institutional support.
Source of Project RD 1602

Background Information:
Maintenance reports; Inspection Reports; Maintenance Agreement with CVFPB; USACE O&M Manual.