Reach B is one phase of levee improvements proposed to bring the Natomas Basin perimeter levee system into compliance with Federal and State standards for levees protecting urban areas. Located along the landside of the eastern levee (Garden Highway) along the Sacramento River, the existing levee provides less than 100-year flood protection to the largest new growth area of the City of Sacramento – with a growing commercial and residential area of approximately 53,000 acres. The Project consists of construction of new levees adjacent to the existing levee, seepage cutoff walls, and seepage berms to provide a 200-year flood protection and will require the fee acquisition of rich cropland from seven property owners located in Reach B. Working closely with SAFCA and Gualco Consulting, rapport with property owners was established early and rights of entry have been obtained from property owners for various surveys, explorations and staking. Each of the seven properties has been appraised and the first written offers have been presented to the owners.