Congressman John Garamendi Hails Reactivation of Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study, Urges Completion
WOODLAND, CA- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who represents over 200 miles of the Sacramento valley, applauded the reactivation of the Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The study, which was suspended in 2015, will help determine the most fiscally and environmentally responsible method of protecting the City of Woodland against the risk of flooding from the Lower Cache Creek. Funding to conduct the study was secured by Mr. Garamendi in conjunction with Woodland municipal leaders as a part of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Water Resources Development Act) expected to be signed into law soon.
“The reactivation of the Lower Cache Creek Feasibility Study is a big win for the City of Woodland,” said Garamendi. “This is the result of a team effort with the City and the Army Corps of Engineers, and it will help keep Woodland residents safe and foster responsible pathways to economic development.”
Congressman Garamendi has also sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers urging the agency to complete the newly reactivated study as expeditiously as possible with the dedicated funds allotted to the study under the Congressman’s provision in the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Water Resources Development Act). A copy of that letter is available here.
Regionally, Garamendi also secured language within the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Water Resources Development Act) for other Sacramento Valley flood control projects and California priorities, including:
- Language to allow the Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority to construct three miles of levee on the Yuba River;
- Reauthorization of the National Levee Safety Initiative, which provides funding to map non-federal levees across the nation;
- Language that makes it easier for the Army Corps to construct more environmentally friendly setback levees.
In previous Water Resources Development Acts, Garamendi secured continued authorization and funding for critical Third District projects, including the Hamilton City Project, the Feather River West Levee, the West Sacramento Project, American River Common Features, the Cache Creek Settling Basin, the Sutter Basin Flood Protection Project, and the Natomas Levee Project,