Water

Water

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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Mar 7, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved $205 million in federal funds to reimburse costs for the Oroville Dam spillway repairs, but deemed $306 million in spillway reconstruction as not eligible for federal reimbursement.
Feb 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act (H.R.1453) to provide federal support for the construction of Sites Reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and Glenn Counties.
Feb 12, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced $2,774,912.00 in grant funding to be awarded to the California Department of Transportation for repair of roads damaged as a result of the Oroville Dam spillway incident.
Feb 8, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,375,597.87 in grant funding to the Paradise Irrigation District as a result of damage incurred due to the Camp Fire.
Feb 7, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awarded a $788,000 grant to the Shasta Community Services District under the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program. These funds are a direct result of damage incurred by the Carr Fire last summer.
Dec 11, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency repealed the Obama Administration’s 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and replaced it with a new rule that provides more certainty for land owners and farmers across the nation.
Nov 27, 2018 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $449 million loan to Sites Reservoir Project Authority to build the interconnection facilities to move water in and out of Sites Reservoir.
Sep 27, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement in support of language that was included in the Energy and Water appropriations bill report that requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to conduct an independent inspection and review of the Oroville Dam facility. The bill was recently signed into law by President Trump.
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R.5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2019.
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. This bipartisan legislation was first passed by the House in June and the final version will now be sent to the Senate for final consideration.

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