From USACE, Sacramento District – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded its first contract for the Lower San Joaquin River Tenmile Slough Levee (TS30L) Project, enabling the agency to relocate elderberry shrubs from the TS30L levee in advance of future levee improvements. “This contract kicks off the physical work associated with area levee improvements to lower flood risk for Stockton and San Joaquin County residents,” said Margaret Engesser, project manager for the Lower San Joaquin River Project. The project consists of several planned improvements to the flood risk reduction infrastructure in the areas around north and central Stockton. Completion of the entire project is estimated by 2037. (more)