Santa Clara funded for water projects

The Associated Press
Friday November 16, 2001

SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara Valley Water District is slated to receive $46.8 million in federal money for projects to control flooding and protect wildlife and habitat, the district announced Wednesday. 

Projects funded from the 2002 to 2003 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act include $8 million for completion of the $226.8 million Guadalupe River flood protection and environmental restoration project.  

The river runs through the heart of San Jose and caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and roads when it flooded in 1995. 

Thirty million dollars is being allocated for the California Federal Bay-Delta Program, or CalFed, a group of federal, state and local agencies that are currently planning the restoration of ecological health and the improvement of water management for the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin rivers delta. Of that money, $100,000 is reserved for the water district to study improving federal imported water operations. 


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