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IMPROVING FLOOD PROTECTION

Strengthening flood protection in the Central Valley will protect lives and create new standards for safe urban development.

  • Strategic Growth Plan Flood Protection Bond - Gov. Schwarzenegger and the legislature have placed on the November 2006 ballot a $4.09 billion flood control bond to repair and maintain California's levees, and improve flood control systems.
  • Critical Levee Repairs - The Department of Water Resources is working to identify and repair aging and damaged levees throughout California. In February 2006, Gov. Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for California's levee system, and later signed an Executive Order directing DWR to make needed repairs to prevent catastrophic flooding and loss of life. A total of 29 critical erosion sites on the levee system will receive urgent repair.
  • Improving Northern California Levees