Pumping Plant 5 is located along the Sacramento River between Elkhorn Blvd and Elverta Road. It was constructed in the 1970s to accommodate the increased runoff from Sacramento Metro Airport.
The plant is planned to be removed and replaced at a setback location because it is currently in the toe of the levee after the NLIP was constructed in its area. While it is included in the NLIP, a firm source of funding from USACE has not been committed. Like Plant 4, this plant will be replaced with a similar layout and capacity to Plant 2.