A South Sacramento flood control project -- in the works for more than 20 years -- is now complete.
The $100 million dollar project redesigned a network of creeks, channels, and levees to protect an area prone to flooding from high water events in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Improvements were made in phases along Morrison, Florin, Elder, and Unionhouse Creeks.
Sacramento-area Congresswoman Doris Matsui says the project is key to protecting some 17,000 people living in the South Sacramento area.
"It's a complicated project, it got done successfully, and obviously, of course, the homeowners are thrilled because it will lower their flood insurance rates at the same time, too," says Matsui.
The project does that because roughly 3000 parcels of land are no longer in a FEMA designated flood zone.
Money for the project came from local, state, and federal sources.