So You Want to Build a Levee?
Friday, May 19, 2017
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CDT
San Francisco, CA, United States
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Constructing anything these days is challenging, but to propose a new levee on the upper reaches of the San Jacinto River in Southern California proved to be challenging to not only the public agencies proposing the project, but also to the project engineers, biologists and regulatory agencies. It took years of negotiations to work out the details of the construction impacts and long term maintenance needs against the various biological and ecological resources in the river. Our panel will tell the story of one project's plight of trying to balance flood protection and future community development interests with the biological resources dependent on a river and its hydrologic regimes. The panelists include one of the project proponent Lead Agencies, a regulatory agency staffer, project engineer and project biologist/CEQA consultant. The panel will provide their insights and perspectives as to how this project represented an example of balancing economic, engineering and environmental considerations.
Laurie Dobson Correa
Lynne Bynder, firstname.lastname@example.org