Matsui Announces Major Funding Milestone for Sacramento's Flood Protection
Washington, July 5, 2018
Tags: Flood Protection
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region would be receiving $1.8 billion in federal funding as part of long-term disaster recovery project funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
"It's extremely significant that the Sacramento region has received such a substantial portion of this overall funding," said Congresswoman Matsui. "This nearly $2 billion will allow us to advance critical projects across the region, increasing our overall resiliency against flooding and making our residents more safe. This is a huge milestone for our region."
"This is an incredible opportunity to advance these critical flood control projects for Sacramento,” said Rick Johnson, Executive Director of the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. “This would not have been possible without the efforts of Congresswoman Matsui, the support from the State of California, and the willingness of the citizens of Sacramento to pay their share of these projects."
Specifically, the American River - Common Features project, which includes levee work in the Pocket area, work in the North Area above the American River, erosion work on the American River, and the widening of the Sacramento Weir Bypass, will receive $1,565,750,000 billion.
The Folsom Dam Raise will receive $216,523,185 million. Through this supplemental funding from the Corps, these American River Watershed Projects are now fully funded. In total, California received approximately $2.5 billion in funding.