County Maintained Levee Systems
Deer Creek Levee System
The Deer Creek levee system includes 4 systems near Vina, CA
that flow into the Sacramento River. The levee systems were
primarily constructed by locals for the purpose of flood control
beginning in the late 1940s. In addition to the channel
improvement work performed for approximately 5.4 miles of the
existing levees by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), new
levees were constructed during the 1958 improvements.
Elder Creek Levee System
The Elder Creek levee systems are a portion of the Sacramento
River and Major and Minor Tributaries Project. The Sacramento
River and Major and Minor Tributaries Project is comprised of
levees, weirs, pumping stations, and bypass channels on the
Sacramento River and associated tributaries. The Elder Creek
levee systems are located west of the Sacramento River along
Elder Creek near Gerber, California.
Private levees are to be repaired under the responsibility of
private parties. It is not the responsibility of Tehama
County to repair private levees. Please review
District Resolution 7-1995 establishing policy for the
repair of damaged levee and stream bank protection projects.