Dr. Christine Altendorf, the Sacramento District's deputy district engineer for programs and project management, discusses the progress being made with the Natomas Levee Improvement ProgramAca,!a,,cs Cross Canal Levee Project during a news conference at the Cross Canal Levee in Natomas, Calif., June 30.

The project - a partnership between the Sacramento District, the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, the state of California and other local agencies - aims to greatly reduce the threat of flooding in the Sacramento region.

Aca,!A"This has absolutely been teamwork, and we are absolutely committed to the work in the area, not only for Natomas but the rest of the Sacramento area,Aca,!A? Altendorf said. Aca,!A"We will work very, very closely as a team, because none of us could do this without the other.Aca,!A?

Also speaking at the conference were U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who both commended progress on the project.