The City of Lathrop had to beef-up some of their levees to meet ACOE’s 200 year standards. So what do they do? They take those massive super-levees and put houses on top of them overlooking the SJ river. Anybody want some lemonade? – Jeremy

River Islands creating rare river view home sites

LATHROP – The only way historically to have a home in the Central Valley with a sweeping view of either the San Joaquin River or Sacramento River is to have a home elevated and hugging a levee.

That is about to change.

River Islands at Lathrop will have 900 of their 10,800 home sites atop the 300-foot wide super levee that is designed to protect against 200-year floods. They will have an unparalleled view of the San Joaquin River and distant vistas such as Mt. Diablo.

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