Sacramento legislators passed Senate Bill 5, the so-called “California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018,” which will issue a $4 billion bond for parks and water. Oroville’s State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement:
“There is not a dime for Oroville Dam or the connecting levees in this bond measure.
“The Feather and the Sacramento Rivers, which bring water to Southern California from Oroville Dam, are in terrible condition as a result of the Oroville Dam Spillway failure. Without improvements made to this critical water infrastructure, we will face more catastrophic failures.
“Let’s prioritize and add funding to fix the levees that bring water to Central Valley farms and millions of Californians.”