Approximately two-thirds of California's water supply originates north of the Delta, a great portion of which is within the counties I represent. Northern California water users hold longstanding superior water rights, many of which predate the construction of either the Central Valley Project or State Water Project. As such, I will always fight to ensure our area of origin water rights are fully protected and enforced.
In Congress, I have been working hard to build new water storage, such as Sites Reservoir. If this project existed right now, we would be able to store nearly 280 billion gallons of water this year, enough to serve 6.3 million Californians. My legislation authorizing the construction of Sites, as well as language guaranteeing more water for the North State to protect us from water grabs, has been included in every water bill considered in Congress.
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(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after releasing a series of four videos shot on location in Siskiyou County, including one of Congressman LaMalfa personally bulldozing illegal grow houses. The videos are an effort to raise awareness of increasing organized crime infiltrating rural California to set up illegal marijuana grows to export the drug to other states. Nothing about these grows are legal under California law or county ordinances.
(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued an additional statement on Governor Newsom’s executive order calling on all Californians to reduce water use by an additional 15%.
(Dunsmuir, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced a $7,934,000 loan and a $2,285,000 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for the City of Dunsmuir. These funds will help replace and upgrade the water distribution system, including replacing 25,000 feet of troublesome, even failing, waterlines and 40 new fire hydrants.