Tomorrow is a big day for one Central Coast community, which will celebrate the completion of a five year, 47 million dollar flood control project.
In the wake of levee breaks during Hurricane Katrina, a number of levees were reassessed, including the Santa Maria River Levee.
The result was a project to strengthen six miles of levee, from the Bradley Canyon Area, to Blosser Road.
It protects the entire northern side of the City of Santa Maria from potential river flooding.
The City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked together with three contractors on the project.
Federal funding helped make the project possible.