LaMalfa Emphasizes Importance of Sites Reservoir at Subcommittee Hearing
Feb 15, 2018
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing titled “The State of our Nation’s Water and Power Infrastructure.” Jim Watson, General Manager of the Sites Project Authority, testified as a witness at the hearing.
LaMalfa said: “Sites Reservoir would add 1.8 million acre-feet of water storage to Northern California that would increase water supply for cities, agriculture, and the environment. The Sites project would provide much needed flexibility to do the obvious, collect more water during wet seasons and keep more of it stored during dry years. But yet, many years after the project was initiated, it’s still being subjected to countless delays in the form of feasibility and environmental studies and a complicated regulatory process. Californians who’ve already voted 3 1/2 years ago to allocate funding for projects like Sites Reservoir are wondering how many more years must be wasted before this much-needed infrastructure project is allowed to move forward.”
Rep. LaMalfa questions Jim Watson, General Manager of the Sites Project Authority, at a Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Hearing. [YouTube]
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.