The River Islands flood control program is unprecedented. Specially constructed 300-foot wide “super levees” create a high ground perimeter at the river’s edge, providing a 200 year level of protection for the first 900 acres of the development and constitutes the flood protection plan for the balance of the project. Unlike traditional levee systems, super levees present no seepage issues. They pose virtually impenetrable barriers, and protect not only River Islands but also downstream urban areas from seasonal flooding.
Located in one of the world’s largest estuaries, River Islands is leading the way in designing and building an eco-sensitive environment. Protecting and enhancing the natural assets of the land will contribute to the quality of life for our residents.
Our first residents moved in to River Islands in 2014. In 2015, River Islands won special recognition from the City of Lathrop for having the best participation in our first National Night Out program. Our local police and firefighters joined the neighbors for a picnic-style dinner and evening in the park.National Night Out photos and award