Raise levee 1 to 6 feet Preliminary initial cost $6,500,000 Deepen Foundation?+3X$ A L T E R N A T I V E S A N A L Y S I S 12 Preliminary Plan Retrofit the USACE Levee 6’ 1’
A L T E R N A T I V E S A N A L Y S I S Possible Modification/Replacement of Hwy 126 Bridge Extension/replacement of exist. structure Options: 90’ extension; Raise existing structure Cost: $13,000,000 or or$44,000,000 Possibly Non effective
T E C H N I C A L S T U D I E S Summary of Key Sespe Issues Increase in estimated peak flow rates based on additional stream gage data (+35% compared to 1979 analysis) Shift of dominant channel from west to east fork Active channel changes with major storm events Lower reach of USACE levee does not meet Federal requirements Long-term sediment deposition and local erosion Levee foundation must be checked for adequacy for the new 100 year flow 14
T E C H N I C A L S T U D I E S Next Steps on Sespe Creek Levee Ventura County Watershed Protection District reaches consensus with FEMA and Army Corps of Engineers on the retrofit work necessary to restore Q-100 capacity. Prepare Environmental Impact Report, Plans and Specifications. Locate funds and construct improvements. Obtain Letter of Map Revision from FEMA which removes Flood Zone “A” and requirements for flood insurance. Accreditation: 3 to 10 years ALL CONCEPTS AND COSTS PRESENTED TONIGHT ARE PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE 15
Heritage Levee (City) Heritage Levee Issues LOMR going to FEMA this month: October 2009. If approved by FEMA, Heritage area could be removed from Flood Zone “A” as early as Spring 2010. Accreditation: 6 months to 6 years
Pole Crk Debris Basin (WPD) Pole Creek Debris Basin Issues Construction of permanent basin on hold until Heritage Bridges project moves forward. Once approved by FEMA El Dorado should be removed from Flood Zone “A” Accreditation: 4 to 10 years
Pole Creek Channel Issues Pole Crk Channel (wpd) VCWPD is planning to increase capacity from Q-50 to Q-100. Schedule and funding for this work is uncertain due to issues over Steelhead Trout passage. Accreditation: 5 to 15 years Next FEMA map update (2012) may put some homes in east Fillmore into Flood Zone “A” until channel improvements are complete.
Accredited: Non Accredited: Heritage Levee (City) Pole Crk Debris Basin (WPD) QUESTIONS ? Pole Crk Channel (wpd)