Levee Repair Work To Go Round The Clock
Crews working on the 29 Sacramento River levee sites identified as critical by local and state authorities are going to 24 hour shifts.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Work has begun on most of the critical sites, but not all. And now crews at some sites will be working round the clock to get repairs done by November 1st, which officials consider the start of flood season.
Les Harder, Deputy Director of the Department of Water Resources, says the repairs on the levees involve several steps:
A lot of rock is being placed to repair and buttress the sites that have eroded, and they are putting soil over the rock, and doing plantings, and putting woody debris for fish habitat.
Work began on the sites in June. The repairs are expected to cost about 170 million dollars.