Sacramento River East Levee Improvement Project

Improving Flood Protection in Northern California


    Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency


    Sacramento, CA

Key Elements

    Cultural Resources Identification and Treatment
  • Native American Consultation
  • Biological Resources Identification and Mitigation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • NEPA and CEQA Compliance

GEI is leading a team to identify potential environmental impacts along 8.1 miles of levee improvements on the Sacramento River East Levee (SREL), which protects Sacramento’s highly urbanized Pocket neighborhood.

GEI is assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) in identifying, protecting and mitigating impacts to environmental resources in compliance with NEPA, CEQA, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and other environmental laws.  To accomplish these project objectives, the GEI team developed an accelerated project schedule using a team of industry-leading experts to implement an environmental compliance approach with rapid transition to final design and construction of remedial measures.

GEI’s work consists of mitigation planning and design, biological and cultural surveys, Tribal consultation, environmental documentation and working closely with GEI design engineers, SAFCA, and USACE to develop an overall project approach consistent with all applicable environmental laws and project needs. GEI cultural resources specialists, biologists, regulatory specialists, and ecological restoration specialists formed an integrated team to develop the most environmentally beneficial project possible.

GEI cultural resources specialists are working closely with SAFCA and USACE to consult with local Native American Tribes to identify, protect and mitigate impacts to important Native American resources.


miles of the Sacramento River East Levee improvements


acres of proposed riparian vegetation planted

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