There's a lot of finger pointing tonight as to why the Santa Maria levee will not be fully completed by the end of the year.
The Army Corp of Engineers began construction about a year ago. It's all part of a $40 million project to strengthen 6.5 miles of... more »
The Santa Maria Levee project is back in the spotlight.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a second informational meeting tonight, to discuss project details and efforts to minimize impacts to the community.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Santa Maria Public Library's Shepard... more »
The Santa Maria Levee project is one step closer to completion.
The Army Corps of Engineers says the final phase of the three phase process has been awarded to Wood Brothers, Inc. out of Lemoore. Engineers estimated the final phase would cost between $10 and $25 million.
The... more »
When we see the amount of rain that we've seen over the last several days, the thoughts of everyone in Santa Maria turn to one thing, the levee and how it's holding up. Santa Maria resident, Nora Gatewood says,"It's usually dry. But, now it's like I say, flowing like a... more »
The heavy rain has the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department keeping a close eye on the Santa Maria Levee.
Crews are now patrolling the levee around the clock, as the Santa Maria River continues to rise.
The Army Corps of Engineers declared the levee at risk of... more »
The strong storms headed our way have some concerned about the possibility of flooding and one levee in particular. One area some are worried about is the Santa Maria levee and whether it can structurally handle heavy rains.
A forty million dollar effort to improve the Santa Maria levee... more »
A 40 million dollar effort to improve the Santa Maria levee is underway.
The project managers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did their best to explain the massive project to folks at an informational meeting Thursday night.
About 30 people showed up. Most of their concerns were... more »
A project is underway to improve the Santa Maria Levee using federal stimulus dollars.
The 40-million dollar project will strengthen nearly seven miles of levee from Blosser Street to the Bradley Canyon Levee, east of the city's landfill. Engineers will use an eight-foot thick soil cement mixture, but must... more »