Homeless People Damaging Flood Levees, Putting Thousands of Sacramento Homes In Danger

From CBS 13 News There’s a growing threat to the levees that protect areas of Sacramento from flooding, and the city is not doing much to stop it. “This is public infrastructure and needs to be preserved,” said Tim Kerr, general manager for the American River Flood Control while inspecting the levee damage. Sometimes erosion can be caused by fallen trees or rodents, but now, levee monitors are finding that damage is being intentionally caused by homeless people carving out campsites on the American River. (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!