Rock Creek Flood Study, Butte County, California
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Rock Creek Flood Study




The Rock Creek Flood Study Project is a feasibility study to identify flood risk reduction solutions in the Rock Creek-Keefer Slough watershed. The project will involve significant community input, with a series of at least four meetings to 1) Introduce the project, process, and timeline; 2) Seek input on solutions and criteria that will help prioritize project alternatives; 3) Refine project alternatives; and 4) Present a comparative analysis of costs and benefits of each project alternative. Meetings will be both virtual and in-person to accommodate as many people as possible. Additional meetings may be held as needed. This feasibility study is the first step toward design and implementation of flood risk reduction projects in the watershed. The process will begin with project scoping, continue with a robust alternatives analysis, and then clearly identify a preferred alternative. The study will incorporate quality engineering, economics, real estate, and environmental analyses, with the goal of ensuring that the feasibility study results in actionable decisions within a reasonable time frame and cost. The goal of the feasibility study is to identify a preferred alternative, which can include structural projects such as levees, and nonstructural projects such as waterproofing and raising structures. The project study area is the Rock Creek-Keefer Slough Watershed north of the City of Chico. The watershed includes several residential neighborhoods, the community of Nord, agricultural land, and other community uses in unincorporated Butte County. The watershed is generally east and west of Highway 99 from the headwaters of Rock Creek to the Sacramento River to the southwest. Principal roadways within the study area include Keefer Road, Garner Lane, Highway 99, Wilson Landing Road, Nord Highway, and Hamilton Nord Cana Highway.


Please see a more detailed project description here.


For additional information, please contact Project Manager Jessica
Hankins at: or  (530) 277-1783



Meeting Information

The County will hold a series of community and stakeholder meetings to ultimately select a preferred project. The first of at least four meetings in the series will be held both virtually and in-person to introduce the project, discuss the project process, answer questions, and gather information from the community. You are welcome to attend one or both meetings; they will have the same content from the County side, but public input and questions may differ.  



You are invited to participate in a virtual community meeting to discuss the Rock Creek Flood Study, which will identify feasible solutions to flooding issues in the Rock Creek/Keefer Slough Watershed. Butte County Public Works staff will provide background information, project goals and outcomes, and next steps. The meeting will also be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this project.


Virtual Meeting: October 28, 2021, 6 to 8 P.M.

Meeting ID: 851 2159 0749
Passcode: rockcreek

To join by phone only:

         Meeting ID: 851 2159 0749
         Passcode: rockcreek


Butte County will also host an in-person meeting on November 18, 2021. This meeting will contain the same content as the October 28 meeting, but will take place face to face at Nord Country School from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please check for more details by checking the this page as we near the meeting date.

A link to the meeting flyer, which include more details about meeting content and ways to participate, is provided below.  




Public Participation


For questions, input and public comments, please send an email to:


Or download the comment card, complete the questionnaire and return to Public Works:  

Rock Creek Flood Study Comment Card - Questionnaire


If you would like to upload photo's or documentation, or your comment card, please submit items here:



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