Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Waterlogged Kings County seeks $45.5 million in federal money for flood damages and to prep for coming winter
Kings County is spending millions to repair damages from this year’s devastating floods and, like many other valley counties, is turning to the federal government to try and recoup those costs. … Total requests for reimbursement to the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA) from all agencies in Kings add up to nearly $45.5 million. … Kings County was slammed by floodwaters during this year’s storms, particularly in the Tulare Lake basin where infrastructure was overwhelmed by swollen waterways and the natural lake was reformed, submerging farmland and public roads for months. Some of the most expensive projects the county is looking at are submerged roads in the lakebed.
- SJV Water: Army Corps installs pump to handle unexpected seepage from Isabella Dam
- Public Policy Institute of California: Watch – Drought and floods in California
- Maven’s Notebook: In wet winters, California must do more to recharge groundwater