Tuesday Top of the Scroll: DWR secures additional $300M for Oroville Dam spillway repairs
The California Department of Water Resources has secured $308 million in funding to pay for reconstruction and repair work that has been done on the Oroville Dam’s spillways. The funds, released by FEMA, are in addition to the $260 million that the agency provided for repairs on the lower portion of the dam’s main spillway. Repair work on the damaged emergency and main spillways has been ongoing for nearly four years following February 2017’s spillway crisis. The $308 million announced Monday was at first rejected but later approved by FEMA following an appeal from the DWR last year.
- CA Department of Water Resources: FEMA Releases Additional Reimbursement Funds for Oroville Spillways Repairs and Reconstruction