News and Updates 

 

 

Flood Map Revision For Florin and Unionhouse Creeks
Effective MAY 12, 2014

 
On December 24, 2013, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for part of Sacramento County’s floodplain.  Due to a 90-day technical appeal period, the flood map revision will not become effective until May 12, 2014.  The City of Sacramento submitted a request to FEMA to revise the flood maps for areas within the City and Unincorporated County due to drainage and levee improvements along Morrison Creek.  The LOMR revises the floodplains along Florin Creek and Unionhouse Creek (refer to maps below).  If you have questions or need additional information please contact Michael Johnson at (916) 874-8646.
 
(Updated) The County and City of Sacramento will hold community meetings to discuss the LOMR on the following dates;
  • March 19, 2014, (Wednesday) 6:00pm to 7:00pm, at Crofoot Center, 7259 Circle Parkway, Sacramento, CA  95823
    (This community meeting will present information for properties that are being put into the FEMA floodplain)
  • March 26, 2014 (Wednesday) 6:00pm to 7:00pm, at Valley High School, 6300 Ehrhardt Ave, Sacramento, CA  95823
    (This community meeting will present information for properties that are being removed from the FEMA floodplain)
  • April 3, 2014 (Thursday) 6:00pm to 7:00pm, at Phoenix Park Activity Center Center, 4400 Shining Star Drive, Sacramento, CA  95823
    (This community meeting will present information for properties that are being removed from the FEMA floodplain)
 
 

Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant Receives LEED Gold Certification! 

The Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant represents the biggest project ever undertaken by the Sacramento County Water Agency. The Vineyard Plant plays a critical role in reducing our region’s dependence on groundwater and will ultimately help to preserve and sustain groundwater resources within the county.

The Vineyard Plant features an innovative cooling design to adjust outside air for the interiors of the building. It also has an architectural design that maximizes the use of natural daylight and automated lighting control systems to minimize energy consumption. The plant also has local and recycled construction materials that were used throughout the construction process. Power for the operations of the facility is provided by a solar photovoltaic generating system built on the roof of the clear well. This solar power system has the capacity to generate more than 1MW of direct current.

 

  

Sacramento County Floodplain Management Program Receives National Recognition

FEMA Upgrades Sacramento County to a Class 3 in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (effective 1 May 2013). Residents in flood hazard areas receive 35 percent discount on flood insurance premiums.

 

 

 

 

River Friendly Inspiration Garden is Now Open

Sacramento County recently celebrated the grand opening of the new River-Friendly Inspiration Garden. Originally a water conservation demonstration garden, it has been renovated to showcase River-Friendly Landscaping practices. The garden is located in the Laguna Creek Watershed next to the Sacramento County Water Agency's Water Treatment Plant on Waterman Road between Rendham Way and Westray Drive, about 0.4 mile north of Calvine. The garden is open 7am–7pm daily.