Maintaining Levees — Who's In Charge? Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services / Courtesy Over the past several weeks, a number of levees have been breached across the Sacramento region, forcing evacuations and flooding in the region. Who is charged with maintaining and inspecting those levees, even when they’re on private property? Capital Public Radio’s environmental reporter Amy Quinton has the details. She also shares her recent story examining a simulation of the emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam collapsing.