Congresswoman Matsui Announces More Than $173 Million in Current and Future Funding for Sacramento Region Flood Protection Projects
Over $95.3 Million Allocated in Army Corps FY15 Work Plan & $78 Million Proposed in President’s FY16 Budget, Includes a Total of $5 Million to Complete Natomas Levees Design Work
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that over $78 million was proposed for Sacramento region flood protection projects in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $95.3 million in Fiscal Year 2015 Work Plan to local projects. The funding includes $5 million for the Natomas Levee Improvement Project, the first funding allocated to the project since last year’s Congressional authorization.
“As an unwavering advocate for Sacramento’s flood protection, I am thrilled the Administration has formally allocated $95.3 million for Sacramento’s flood protection needs and proposed $78 million for the next fiscal year. Importantly, this includes a combined total of $5 million to complete the design and engineering work that is needed to take the Natomas Levee Improvement Program to construction. It is the first funding milestone since Congress authorized the project and it is clear evidence that the improvements to Natomas’ levees are moving full steam ahead. This funding also keeps the Folsom Dam Joint Federal Project on track, which is key to the entire region’s flood protection,” said Congresswoman Matsui.
The Army Corps FY 15 Work Plan concludes the FY15 funding process, as Congress passed a final appropriations bill in December that has now been formally implemented. The President’s budget request is the beginning of the FY16 appropriations process. Funding levels for Sacramento’s flood protection projects are as follows:
- Folsom Dam Joint Federal Project (a combined $148.6 million)
$92,600,000 allocated in FY15 Work Plan $56,024,000 proposed in FY16 budget
To continue construction on the auxiliary spillway, which will provide greater efficiency in managing flood storage in Folsom Reservoir and 200-year level of protection to much of Sacramento.
- Folsom Dam Raise (a combined $19.8 million)
$1,200,000 allocated in FY15 Work Plan $18,641,000 proposed in FY16 budget
To raise the Folsom Dam to improve the region’s flood protection.
- Natomas Levee Work (a combined $5 million)
$1,500,000 allocated in FY15 Work Plan $3,500,000 proposed in FY16 budget
The combined FY15 and FY16 funding will complete the design and engineering work for Natomas’ levees and take them to construction.