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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Nov 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after leading a delegation of North State leaders in Washington, D.C., including State Senator Jim Nielsen, State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly, Oroville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Linville, and Yuba City Economic Director Darin Gale, met with a variety of federal agencies and highlighted the wide array of impacts the spillway failure has had on the region.
Nov 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act, which promotes hydropower development, streamlines licensing, and creates jobs.
Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to provide more than $15 billion in disaster aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey, raise the debt ceiling, and fund the federal government until December 8th.
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House voted on Wednesday to provide $7,850,000,000 in emergency disaster relief funding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. $7,400,000,000 will be distributed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund and $450,000,000 to the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Disaster Loans Program.
Jul 31, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) issued the following statement after sending a bipartisan letter to the California Water Commission supporting Proposition 1 funding for Sites Reservoir.
Jul 12, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act, which includes both short and long-term provisions intended to restore water reliability in California, and other western states.
Jul 11, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after sending a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur requesting a delay in the relicensing of the Oroville Dam due to ongoing safety concerns following February’s spillway incident.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is repealing the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. According to the EPA, it will eliminate the WOTUS Rule by effectively re-codifying the Clean Water Act as it existed prior to 2015.
Jun 22, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. This bill establishes the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as the single lead agency to coordinate all reviews, analysis, and permitting of construction of new water infrastructure.
Jun 25, 2016 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on a bill Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-R) sponsored to create a National Historic Site on the location of a World War II internment camp.

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