Preventing The Next Big Flood

Crews finish section of slurry wall in the Marysville Ring Levee project

From the Appeal-Democrat – Marysville is one step closer to being the most protected city in the Central Valley from flooding, experts say, with the recent completion of a stretch of slurry wall in part of the ring levee project. Last week, crews completed a portion of the Marysville Ring Levee project – Phase 2A North – located between the 10th Street and Fifth Street bridges. The project started in June and saw crews place approximately 1,000 feet of slurry wall – costing an estimated $5 million to construct. To date, crews have completed approximately 6,100 feet of improvements, or three phases of the seven planned. In total, the construction improvements have cost roughly $27.4 million. (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!