Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Congress makes urgent call for Central Valley water infrastructure repairs
A bipartisan congressional delegation led by California Democrat Senator Alex Padilla and Republican Representative Doug LaMalfa on Tuesday sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to prioritize “critical emergency repairs” to levees in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds. Months after wet winter storms drenched the Central Valley, blanketed the Sierra Nevada in record-breaking snowpack and strained dams and reservoirs, parts of Central California’s water infrastructure are still in need of repairs. The letter comes ahead of what is likely to be another wet winter.
- Office of Sen. Alex Padilla: Padilla, LaMalfa lead call for emergency levee repairs in Central Valley ahead of flood season
- The Sacramento Bee: Will Northern California see rain and floods again this winter because of El Niño?
- San Francisco Chronicle: Warm temperatures, then unsettled weather returns with rain chances