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

                                           
 

     Rock Creek Flood Study Area 

 Rock Creek Flood Study with CSAs/PRDs and Parcels

 

Please see a more detailed project description here.


Please click here for public documentation and downloadable material regarding this project.

 

For additional information, please contact Project Manager Jessica
Hankins at:  Jhankins@buttecounty.net or  (530) 277-1783

 

 

Project Status


Over the winter of 2021-22 and into early spring 2022, the County’s technical consultants will be in the process of conducting field surveys and preparing the baseline assessments that will facilitate project development. The County expects to hold a community meeting in spring 2022 to present the identified projects and begin the process of project refinement. If you have any concerns or questions during this time, please contact Jessica Hankins at jhankins@buttecounty.net.

 

Meeting Information


The County is holding a series of community and stakeholder meetings in order to select a preferred project that will reduce flood risk in the Rock Creek watershed.  Attendance at multiple meetings is encouraged to provide continuity of project progress and information.  Residents and interested parties are invited to attend any or all meetings. 


Meeting 1: Introduction and Project Overview

Virtual – October 28, 2021

In Person – November 18, 2021

 

Meeting 2: Project Constraints, Options, and Selection Criteria
     In Person and Virtual (Webinar) – December 9, 2021

 

Meeting 3: Project Refinement

In Person and Virtual (Webinar) – Date TBD (est. March/April 2022)

 

Meeting 4: Presentation of Preferred Project 

In Person and Virtual (Webinar) – Date TBD (est. June 2022)

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

 

Meeting 3: Project Refinement

 

This meeting is anticipated in Spring 2022.  Please check back for more information or email jhankins@buttecounty.net to be added to the email list for meeting notifications.

 

 


PAST MEETINGS:    

 

Meeting 1 - November 18, 2021 (In-Person)

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Click here for video recording of meeting  

 

Meeting 1 - October 28, 2021 (Virtual)

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Meeting 2 - December 9, 2021 (In-Person)

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Public Participation

 

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

Jhankins@buttecounty.net

 

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 photos or documentation, or your comment card, please submit items here:  

https://ushare.buttecounty.net/filedrop/~14Gkft









 

                             

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