From KCRA3 – Yuba County community members on Wednesday gathered to celebrate the completion of the Bear River Setback Levee. Officials call the project a critical step toward 100-year flood protection for the city of Wheatland. The project wrapped up in time for the rainy season. The planning for the new levee started 10 years ago. Wheatland residents had to deal with a lot of noise from the construction trucks, but now they can feel safer that the new levee won’t break. Officials said the completion of the two-mile stretch of the project strengthens the area’s entire levee system. The $11 million construction project took several weeks and had some setbacks with the storms this month. The community of Wheatland has been vulnerable to flooding in the past. (more)