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  • Denham continues fight for water storage funding
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham continued his push to bring more water storage to the Central Valley, sending a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation requesting funding for major California water projects including Temperance Flat, Los Vaqueros Reservoir expansion, Sites Reservoir, raising Shasta Dam, and restoring the Friant-Kern Canal. All of these projects are integral to the Central Valley Project and critical to both storing water and providing it to Valley communities. The Bureau... Read more

  • DENHAM MOVES TO PROTECT DISTRICT WATER
    Posted in In the News on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency is pushing for State Water Resources Control Board to revisit its plan to increase unimpaired flows on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced rivers for the purpose of increasing the population of the endangered Chinook salmon. In a letter sent Oct. 31 from EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the chair of the state water board, the agency points to extensive scientific studies that indicate the Bay-Delta Plan may not achieve the board’s fish popul... Read more

  • Congressman Jeff Denham Says EPA Blasts State’s Water Grab Plan Following Wheeler Visit To Central Valley
    Posted in In the News on November 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Water

    November 3, 2018 - WASHINGTON – Following his recent visit to the Valley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in Sacramento, expressing concern over several aspects of the proposed Bay-Delta plan. A copy of the letter is available here. In the letter, Acting Administrator Wheeler questions the effectiveness of drastically increasing flows to improve native fish species when studies show s... Read more

  • EPA blasts state’s water grab plan following Wheeler visit to Valley with Denham
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    WASHINGTON – Following his recent visit to the Valley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in Sacramento, expressing concern over several aspects of the proposed Bay-Delta plan. A copy of the letter is available here. In the letter, Acting Administrator Wheeler questions the effectiveness of drastically increasing flows to improve native fish species when studies show several additional fa... Read more

  • San Francisco Votes to Starve Itself of Water to Spite Trump; Backs Bay-Delta Plan
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously 11-0 on Tuesday to endorse California’s new Bay-Delta plan, which will restrict the city’s water supply. The reason: to spite President Donald Trump’s water policy. ... The Chronicle noted Tuesday that the supervisors specifically wished to send a message to President Trump, after he issued an executive memorandum Oct. 19 that favored farmers over environmental interests in water policy: An early version of the resolution explicitly says t... Read more

  • Water year starts dry; peak months ahead
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Water

    A multi-year drought, then the second-wettest year on record, then another dry year: That's the recent history of precipitation in California. One month into the new water year, which began Oct. 1, conditions remain dry, with few raindrops in sight. ... Such proposed infrastructure improvements could be aided by a provision in federal water legislation signed by President Trump last week. Called America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the bill includes a provision from Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Tu... Read more

  • President Signs Rep. Jeff Denham’s Water Storage Legislation
    Posted in In the News on October 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Donald Trump signed into law recently legislation written by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to authorize financing of new water storage projects as part of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (WRDA). “With the signing of this bill into law, we are bringing water home to the Valley,” Denham said. “I’ve been fighting since day one in Washington to build more water storage for our farmers and neighbors. Today, we celebrate future generations having access to the water they need and d... Read more

  • President signs Denham water storage legislation
    Posted in Newsletters on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Economy and Jobs, Veterans, Water, Homelessness

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  • Rep. Jeff Denham on Water Actions, Migrant Caravan and Marijuana Taxes
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Water

    GV Wire interviewed Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) for a recent installment of our recurring Take 5 video feature. The full version of that interview is available here. Use the following time notations to hear Denham’s responses to questions on individual topics: 00:00 — President Trump’s actions on water policy and water infrastructure legislation. ... Watch/read more here. Read more

  • 200-YEAR FLOOD: Trump signs bill to speed up study for levee work
    Posted in In the News on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    President Trump signed into law Tuesday the New Water Act that expedites the federal feasibility study of the effort to extend 200-year flood protection to 46,500 residents in Lathrop proper, southwest Manteca, Weston Ranch in Stockton, and rural areas including French Camp. ... Congressman Jeff Denham successfully inserted language into the bill that allows the feasibility study of Reclamation District 17 levees along the San Joaquin River as well as back up cross levees or dry levees to be com... Read more