This is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) project, with the City of Phoenix as the local sponsor. The Flood Control District of Maricopa County (District) is a participant in the flood control levee features along the north side of the Salt and Gila rivers. The project area is located on the Salt and Gila rivers from approximately 91st Avenue to the Agua Fria River. The project consists of north bank levee improvements, channelization, and habitat areas composed of open water marshes and overbank wetlands from 105th Avenue to El Mirage Road. Also, a pump station has been constructed that will provide water to the habitat areas.
The District is a cost share participant in the north bank levee feature of the project, and will provide District-owned rights-of-way to the project. The property along the north side of the Salt and Gila rivers, including the Holly Acres subdivision, will be protected from river flooding by the north bank levee feature of the project. The District will operate and maintain the completed north bank levee feature. The project was designed and constructed in phases by the Corps.