SACRAMENTO - Governor Newsom's proposed budget cuts are taking aim at some flood control projects.
Some $40 Million in floodplain restoration projects in the San Joaquin Valley are on the chopping block. The projects are similar to one completed in Modesto, which allows rivers to flood in designated places upstream to reduce the risks of flooding and damage in more populated areas. But such projects could still get funding from the state's Sustainable Groundwater Management Program and the Wildlife Conservation Board.
Newsom's budget does call for more than $135 Million to reduce the risk of urban flooding and some $40 Million to strengthen levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
The Governor's budget cuts are trying to make up for $22.5 Billion deficit.