Last winter, Sacramento faced a three-week series of atmospheric rivers that brought flooding across the Valley and downed trees and branches.
As the region gets closer to another rainy season, Sacramento’s utility department is preparing by shoring up critical flood control infrastructure across the city.
The maintenance is similar to work done in years past, according to a news release, and to work done in March.
Work will begin Sept. 18 at a ditch near Winters Street, before moving to Strawberry Creek, the 5-B detention basin in North Natomas, Lower and Upper Morrison creeks and ditches near the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail.
The work is expected to take several weeks to complete and involve:
Removing debris that could block service roads
Removing debris that could block access gates
Utilities staff are aware that there could be unhoused people camping in the areas where maintenance will be taking place, according to the release, and they are working with the city manager and city attorney offices, as well as the Department of Community Response, to ensure the safety of those camping.
“Resources and support will be provided to the most vulnerable members of our community while our partners in the Department of Utilities make sure our critical infrastructure receives the maintenance that it needs,” City Homeless Services Manager Nick Golling said in the release.. “The Department of Community Response will be reaching out to those experiencing homelessness, providing referral and connection to safe and stable programs in the community.”
Below is a timeline with dates and locations throughout Sacramento city that will be worked on.