Army Corps of Engineers to Provide $2.5 billion for Long-Term Disaster Recovery, Short-Term Repairs

  • by Will Holbert
  • Jul 9, 2018
  • Water News

California will receive approximately $2.5 billion out of more than $17 billion in federal funding for flood and storm damage reduction projects that range from strengthening levees to raising dams and completing long-term disaster recovery construction.

The Army Corps of Engineers announced its funding plans July 5 and identified seven California projects. The funding results from disaster recovery addressed in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law Feb. 9.

California construction projects receiving funding are listed below by approximate amount awarded:

  • American River Common Features (levee strengthening, erosion prevention and widening the Sacramento Weir Bypass), $1.56 billion.
  • Isabella Lake (Isabella Lake Dam raise), $258 million
  • American River Watershed (Folsom Dam raise), $217 million
  • South San Francisco Shoreline (flood risk, ecosystem restoration), $177 million
  • Santa Ana River Mainstem (flood protection), $162 million
  • Tule River/Lake Success Enlargement (Success Dam), $74 million
  • Yuba River Basin (levee improvement), $14 million

For more information, you can read the full Army Corps of Engineers news release.

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