Rivers and Harbors Act, Section 14, (33 USC Section 408)

DWR has initiated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 408 permit process and expects permission will be obtained concurrently with the relevant Section 404 and 10 permit authorizations. Early coordination with USACE regarding Section 408 permission has been initiated and is ongoing.

Section 408 Permission Process

Required for any actions that could lead to alteration and/or modification of Federally constructed levees, or an existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works project.

  1. Statement of No Objection letter from the Central ValleyFlood Protection Board

  2. Pre-application preliminary coordination with USACE

  3. Submit application

  1. Submit final design

  2. USACE issues 408 permission