Sutter County Airport Runway Restrictions in Effect August 22-September 30, 2013 Due to Levee Construction
Temporary runway restrictions for the Sutter County Airport are in effect August 22 through September 30, 2013, as a result of levee construction happening adjacent to the airport. Construction equipment will be marked with orange and white checkered flags, and the construction area will have lighting during evening hours.
Please review the runway map more details. If you have any questions about the levee construction project, please contact the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency at 530-870-4425. All questions about airport operations should be directed to the Sutter County Airport at 530-822-7410.
June 14, 2013 - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Draft Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study Released
On June 14, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released the draft feasibility study report and environmental impact report/supplemental environmental impact statement for the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study for public review, officially opening the 45-day public comment period. While there are similarities with the Feather River West Levee Project led by the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, this is a separate action.
June 14, 2013 - Feather River West Levee Project Final EIS posted to Federal Register
The Feather River West Levee Project is an ongoing design and construction effort led by the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency to fix 41 miles of Feather River levees from the Thermalito Afterbay to approximately four miles north of the Sutter Bypass. While there are similarities with the Corps-led Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study, this is a separate action.
March 19, 2013 - Feather River West Levee Rehabilitation Project - Area C
Low Bid: Nordic/Magnus Pacific Joint Venture - $51,606,600
Cut-Off Wall - Raito, Geo-Solutions, Inquip
Erosion Control - Selby Soil Erosion
Earthwork, Paving & Underground - Teichert
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency released the construction bid documents for Project Area C. Documents can be viewed here; set up a free registration to view the entire document. For additional information, please review the Notice to Contractors. Bid packages are due by 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013.
March 29, 2013 - Final Environmental Impact Review Documents
December 28, 2012 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement Documents
Feather River West Levee Project EIS/EIR
Feather River West Levee Project EIS/EIR - Appendix A-I Regulatory Background
The comment period is now closed. Comments were due by the close of business on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
December 20, 2012 - River Regional Flood Management Planning Funding Application
July 6, 2012 - SBFCA Responds to Sutter Grand Jury Report
On July 6, SBFCA formally responded to the findings and recommendations of the Sutter County Grand Jury as detailed in its 2011-12 report. In its response, SBFCA thanked the Grand Jury for its service and the opportunity to respond. In sum, SBFCA had previously implemented, or was in the process of implementing, the recommendations of the Grand Jury at the time its report was issued. In its response, SBFCA provided corrections to a number of inaccuracies contained within the material content of the Grand Jury's report.
May 20, 2011 - Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report Updates
On May 20, 2011 a Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register and a Notice of Preparation (NOP) was submitted to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, State Clearinghouse to signify the start of the scoping period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Sutter Basin Feasibility Study and Feather River West Levee Project.
An NOI and NOP are required by the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, respectively. They provide the interested, responsible and trustee agencies and the Office of Planning and Research with information about the proposed project, the scoping process, possible alternatives, and potential environmental effects. This allows the notified agencies to submit a thoughtful response during the scoping period.
Please see the link below, Signed Notice of Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Impact Reports for the Sutter Basin Feasibility Study and Feather River West Levee Project, for detailed information about the proposed project, the scoping process, possible alternatives, potential environmental effects and contact information. Links to maps of the two proposed project’s study areas are below.
- Signed Notice of Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Impact Reports for the Sutter Basin Feasibility Study and Feather River West Levee Project
- Sutter Basin Study Area
- Feather River West Levee Project Study Area
Independent Panel of Experts Meeting Summaries
September 12, 2012 - IPE Meeting #4 Report
March 20, 2012 - IPE Meeting #5 Report
May 2, 2012 - IPE Meeting #6 Report
August 14, 2012 - IPE Meeting #7 Report
November 6, 2012 - IPE Meeting #8 Report
March 5, 2013 - IPE Meeting #9 Report
Summer 2011 - Environmental Scoping Meeting Materials
Scoping Meeting Informational Boards
A sample page from the report is shown above. Click it to open a page of links to full-size PDFs.