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  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )


  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )

CHAPTER 3. Maintenance and Operation at Sacramento River Flood Control Project [8350 - 8371]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties of Department of Water Resources [8360 - 8362]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )


On behalf of the State the department has supervisory powers over the maintenance and operation of the flood control works of the Sacramento River Flood Control Project.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)


The department shall maintain and operate on behalf of the state the following units or portions of the works of the Sacramento River Flood Control Project, and the cost of maintenance and operation shall be defrayed by the state:

(a) The east levee of the Sutter Bypass north of Nelson Slough.

(b) The levees and channels of the Wadsworth Canal, Willow Slough Channel downstream from the Southern Pacific Railroad from Davis to Woodland except that portion of the north levee thereof lying within Reclamation District No. 2035, Putah Creek downstream from Winters, the intercepting canals draining into them, and all structures incidental thereto.

(c) The collecting canals, sumps, pumps, and structures of the drainage system of Project No. 6 east of the Sutter Bypass.

(d) The bypass channels of the Butte Slough Bypass, the Sutter Bypass, the Tisdale Bypass, the Yolo Bypass, and the Sacramento Bypass with all cuts, canals, bridges, dams, and other structures and improvements contained therein and in the borrow pits thereof.

(e) The levees of the Sacramento Bypass.

(f) The channels and overflow channels of the Sacramento River and its tributaries and the major and minor tributaries’ flood control projects as authorized and defined in Sections 12648, 12648.1, and 12656.5.

(g) The Knights Landing ridge cut flowage area.

(h) The flood relief channels controlled by the Moulton and Colusa Weirs and the training levees thereof.

(i) The levee on the left bank of the Sacramento River adjoining Butte Basin, from the Butte Slough outfall gates upstream to a point four miles northerly from the Moulton Weir, after completion.

(j) All weirs and flood relief structures.

(k) The west levee of the Yolo Bypass, extending from the west end of the Fremont Weir southerly to the Cache Creek Settling Basin and from Willow Slough Channel to Putah Creek and the east levee of the Yolo Bypass from Fremont Weir southerly two miles.

(l) The levee on the west bank of Feather River extending a distance of about two miles southerly from the Sutter-Butte Canal headgate.

(m) The levees of Cache Creek and the easterly and westerly levees of Cache Creek Settling Basin; excepting the portion of the southerly levee of Cache Creek lying upstream from State Highway Route 7 (U.S. 99W).

(n) The flowage area of Western Pacific Intercepting Canal extending northerly for a distance of five miles from Bear River.

(o) The levees of Tisdale Bypass from Tisdale Weir 4.5 miles easterly to Sutter Bypass.

(p) The flood relief structures or weirs and other structures or facilities essential for their proper functioning in the vicinity of the Sacramento River between Big Chico Creek and the north boundary of Glenn County Levee District No. 3.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1090, Sec. 1. Effective September 24, 1987.)


The department may contribute funds to the United States and expend funds appropriated or otherwise available to provide all lands, easements, and rights of way for bank revetment for the protection of levees above Cache Slough and the levee reconstruction, including the costs of all alterations to highways, road crossings, and drainage and irrigation facilities incident to the work and the State’s contribution of one-third of the costs of bank revetment and levee construction, as provided for and required under the provisions of the Act of Congress, Public No. 392, Seventy-fifth Congress, approved August 26, 1937.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932.)

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