200-YEAR FLOOD: Trump signs bill to speed up study for levee work
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 completed at a faster pace than is now taking place.
The bill provides financing for water projects throughout the western United States, including new reservoirs, below ground storage projects, recycling and desalination projects.
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