Three Rivers OKs Builders’ Pact
July 20, 2006
Managing Partner Scott L. Shapiro spoke to the Appeal-Democrat in a recent issue of the newspaper. The article included quotes about an agreement between the Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority and developers to complete the final phase of levee improvements in south Yuba County.
The Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority has approved a $135 million agreement with developers to complete the fourth and final phase of levee improvements in south Yuba County. "It's an important plan and one that will put us in position in two years to have 200-year (flood protection),” said Three Rivers board Chair Richard Webb. "I think that's a tremendous step forward, and it represents a lot of hard work.”
Once completed in 2008, the levees will give south Yuba County flood protection unmatched anywhere in the Central Valley, officials said. The Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority covers levees along the Bear, Feather and Yuba rivers and the Western Pacific Interceptor Canal in south Yuba. This is a major hurdle,” said Three Rivers board member Mary Jane Griego. "This was the one we had to get over to complete the rest of the project. From here on out, we know where the financing is coming from.”