US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

San Lorenzo River (C)

SAN LORENZO RIVER, CA
CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The project is located within the city limits of Santa Cruz, CA about 70 miles south of San Francisco, and consists of floodwalls on top of various portions of the San Lorenzo River levees, levee toe-drains, a controlled overflow, channel dredging, flood proofing and habitat restoration measures. 

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

         $   35,030,000

FEDERAL COST

         $   25,658,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

         $     9,372,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2019

         $     2,548,790                                               

FY 2020 BUDGET          $                   0

COST TO COMPLETE

         $   25,654,000

 

FY 19 AND FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • Execute required tasks for project closeout and turnover.
    • Final O&M Manual
    • Repair work on existing levee
    • Periodic Inspection
    • Soquel Ave. Bridge Credit Resolution
    • Project turnover
    • Fiscal closeout
  • Completion of project closeout and turnover.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The City of Santa Cruz is the non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • As a part of the closeout activities, the NFS is requesting assistance on accrediting the project for Federal Emergency Management Agency Certification. 
  • Language included in the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, P.L. 111-8, Section 110, allows the sponsor to receive credit, not to exceed $2,000,000, for replacement and reconstruction of the Soquel Avenue Bridge.
  • The current OMRR&R Manual covering the functional portion of the project was delivered to the City of Santa Cruz in August 2018, at the same time the Corps provided the completion letter for that functional portion.  A final OMRR&R manual for the entire project is currently being prepared, and will be provided when the full project is completed after the repairs have been made to the damaged pavement section.
  • The NFS has concerns regarding their new hydrology analysis from the "February 2017 Storms" that indicates that the 3.5 feet of freeboard the project was authorized for and built to was reduced to approximately 1 to 2 feet of freeboard between Highway 1 and Soquel Avenue Bridge and therefore, the project no longer is functioning for its intended purpose. 
  • The NFS in the past has requested to arrest all coordination on the O&M manual and project closeout activities until this issue is resolved; however, they have been agreeable to move forward with the closeout of the project.   

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 20th District, Rep. Jimmy Panetta

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Edwin S. Townsley, (415) 503-6593.

Updated on 31 January 2019

 

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102