Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that California is receiving $2.5 billion dollars for construction of seven of the highest priority flood control projects and two flood control studies. The construction projects are expected to be completed in three to five years.
“California communities face significant risk of flooding, which will only grow as climate change leads to sea level rise and ever more unpredictable storms. It’s essential that we upgrade the state’s flood control infrastructure and these $2.5 billion in federal funds will provide significant progress toward that goal,” said Senator Feinstein.
As ranking member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, Feinstein secured $4.5 billion for flood control projects in a recent bill to fund disaster relief and preparedness, with more than half of funds awarded to California projects.
- South San Francisco Shoreline: $177.2 million
- Sacramento flood control (American River Common Features): $1.57 billion
- Sacramento flood control (Folsom Dam Raise): $216.52 million
- Bakersfield flood control (Isabella Lake): $258.23 million
- Orange and Riverside Counties Flood Control project (Santa Ana River Mainstem): $161.64 million
- Tulare County flood control (Tule River/Lake Success Enlargement): $74 million
- Yuba River Basin: $13.59 million
- Los Angeles County Flood Control System: $3 million
- Orange County Westminster (East Garden Grove) Watershed: $2.05 million