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Six Million Dollars Allocated By Army Corps Of Engineers To Complete Santa Barbara County Levee Project

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 3:57pm

The Army Corps of Engineers has allocated more than six million dollars to complete the reconstruction of a levee protecting a city in Santa Barbara County.

More than 47 million dollars has been spent over the last four years for engineering, and construction on the Santa Maria River Levee, which protects the City of Santa Maria.

However, during the process engineers realized they would have to extend the project another 3700 feet more than planned to fully fix it.

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara announced today that the Corps has allocated the additional money needed to finish the project.

One the Bradley Canyon extension is finished, the project will be complete, and it’s expected the levee would be able to protect the city against even a massive 100 year flood event.

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