This project proposes, as its primary project action, to acquire parcels comprising a large “island” within the flood channel and restore the property to riparian condition through natural and assisted processes.
One of the assisted processes will be the removal of a berm and raised roadway that serves the agricultural uses and resloping these and other areas of the island to a natural contour.
By restoring the island to a riparian condition, flood releases will inundate the riparian area and also flow around the island naturally within the historic river channel.
Parcels in proximity to the island may also be acquired to achieve additional flood protection and/or wildlife enhancement benefits.
Secondary project actions include non-structural actions such as degrading interior levees to conform to post-project design water surface elevations and structural actions to increase the levee elevations in selected locations to maximize freeboard.