Ecological restoration activities proposed for the project will focus
primarily on the Sacramento River floodplain, a small unnamed stream
and approximately two acres of meadow west and north of the substation.
The goals of floodplain restoration are to restore the topography to
approximate historic floodplains along the river and to re-establish
associated riparian woodland vegetation. Floodplain restoration will
occur at two sites within the project area. At the upstream site, an
existing levee will be relocated and the grade of the adjacent meadow
will be lowered. This work will compensate for historic floodplain loss,
when the river channel was moved to accommodate railroad realignment
in the 1930's. At the downstream site, fill material will be removed
from the historic floodplain between the I-5 and Dunsmuir Avenue bridges.
There is more available on the reports page.
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