Crews Hustle to Protect Four Miles of Levee in Merced County

corpsmembers in uniform passing sand bags to each other

Corpsmembers from the CCC Pomona Center pass sand bags as they work to protect a levee from erosion in the Merced County community of El Nido.

The atmospheric rivers feel like weeks ago, but the impacts of flooding continue to be felt and may for some time.

Last week, four crews from the Chico, Los Padres, and Pomona centers put their flood fight training to use in Merced County.

The 60 Corpsmembers filled sand bags, installed wave wash protection, and even used some newer techniques and equipment.

The end goal, a more steady levee along the San Joaquin River for residents of the El Nido community in Merced County.