Thursday, March 23, 2017

LAO report

State faces significant flood risk and funding shortfalls

Managing Floods in California LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S OFFICE


Mercury News

With its aging dams, collapsing levees and outdated flood control systems, a state report Wednesday said California is ground zero for devastating floods and that billions of dollars in additional funding is needed to fix the decaying infrastructure. The report found that one in five Californians live in a flood plain and an estimated $575 billion worth of structures are at risk of flood damage.


Dam's seismic vulnerability worries residents

Mercury News & KNTV San Jose

Concern over the management of Anderson Dam bubbled to the surface Wednesday during a meeting to update the public on a project to replace the structure. Morgan Hill residents in attendance had a slew of questions, as their community faces a bigger threat than others, especially in the event of a big earthquake.


Central Valley farmers won't get full water supply

Sacramento Bee

California farmers have a sympathetic president in the White House and have enjoyed one of the wettest winters on record. But those in a giant swath of the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the country, are due to get only two-thirds of their water allotment this year from the federal government.