August 9, 2021: The The Flood Control’s District (FCD) contractors continued work last week on the Mt. Elden Estates NRCS Exigency Project. Many of the large rock structures that were planned as part of the NRCS exigency work have been completed. A large rock structure on the downstream side of the Kinder Morgan gas line will be constructed this week. Other scheduled work includes construction of remaining smaller rock structures, minor grading and area clean-up.
The Mt. Elden Estates NRCS Exigency Project will decrease serious erosion from repetitive flooding that is destroying private properties, roads and threatens area homes. This erosion also sources sediment, which is then transported downstream and negatively impacts downstream infrastructure and homes.
The FCD was able to secure $600,000 in exigency funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for this emergency channel stabilization project on July 30. This represented 75% of the project's cost with the FCD providing a 25% match of $152,000.