Monterey County asking to push completion of failed Pajaro levees
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors are lobbying state and federal representatives to step in and pressure the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to stop allowing delays on repairs to two of the three Pajaro River levees that failed during the 2023 winter storms. In a letter dated Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors laid out their concerns that erosion on a levee near where Highway 1 crosses the Pajaro River and a break in the levee downstream from there are not being addressed with the urgency needed to protect people and property. The locations have been labeled Site 2 and Site 3. The letter refers to two earlier letters on Nov. 15 and Nov. 27 from the Monterey County Water Resources Agency and the Pajaro Regional Flood Management District expressing worry about delays the Army Corp is allowing the contractor, SEA Construction.