The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento face a constant threat of flooding because of their position near the confluence of two major rivers. With the major floods of 1986 and 1997, the Sacramento region experienced firsthand two close calls that remind us that we must always be vigilant to protect ourselves from flooding. One of Congresswoman Matsui’s top priorities is to minimize our risk of flooding, which includes maintaining and strengthening the region’s levee and dam system while taking a wider, watershed approach to managing high-water events.
Protecting a major urban area from flooding is complex, and takes many different partners working together to achieve shared goals. It is critical that residents in the Sacramento region have the flood insurance they need to protect their homes and businesses from potential flood damage. That is why Congresswoman Matsui works every day to lower insurance costs for ratepayers and to invest in the flood protection infrastructure we need to avoid flooding altogether.
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