Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sacramento Flood Control Funding

Sacramento area public leadership appears to have worked together effectively in this instance. Let's hope it continues.

Lawmakers fund flood control, energy projects for California
By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer Published 6:00 pm PST Monday, November 7, 2005

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on Monday agreed to spend $40 million on flood control projects around Sacramento. They also provided full funding for a giant laser being built at Lawrence Livermore nuclear weapons lab in Northern California - a project that had been threatened by cuts in the Senate.

The decisions came as House and Senate budget negotiators completed work on a $30.5 billion bill to fund energy and water projects. The legislation is expected to win approval by the full House and Senate later this week.

The $40 million for Sacramento flood control projects includes about $25 million for improvements on the Folsom Dam and $6.3 million for work on the Sacramento River bank.

"This funding will help us create the blueprints we need for the most critical levee repairs and storage expansion projects," said House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo, R-Tracy.

For the rest of the story: http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/13826889p-14667607c.html