SACRAMENTO -- Protecting the "Pocket District" is a major priority for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.  

The community on a bend in the Sacramento River needs to have its levees rehabilitated if it is going to make it another hundred years. Rick Johnson, head of the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, says work on protecting the Pocket is under way.   

Johnson says that a couple of firms have been hired to take a look at the area and assess and compile engineering data. They will report what work needs to be done to address the problems, he said.

A published report says SAFCA has shelled out $8 million to engineering consultants. Their reports on repairs, upgrades and cost projections for the area levees will be ready next year.