FEMA refusing to pay $306 million in restore funds for Oroville Dam
OROVILLE, CA – APRIL 11: A view of of the closely broken spillway at Lake Oroville on April 11, 2017 in Oroville, California. After document rainfall and snow within the mountains, a lot of California’s panorama has turned from brown to inexperienced and reservoirs throughout the state are close to capability. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an govt order Friday to elevate the State’s drought emergency in all however 4 counties. The drought emergency had been in place since 2014. (Picture by Justin Sullivan/Getty Pictures)
The Trump administration is refusing to pay greater than $300 million in federal funds California sought to restore the Oroville Dam, which suffered a spillway disaster in 2017 after heavy rains that led to almost 200,00zero residents getting evacuated downstream from the nation’s tallest earthen dam.
authorities would pay lower than one third of the overall value the state was pressured to spend on the emergency repairs.
In line with the California Division of Water Assets, FEMA notified the state this week that “it doesn’t contemplate some spillway building to be eligible for reimbursement based mostly on data submitted by DWR thus far. DWR will work with FEMA to supply additional data to assist the division‘s assertion that each one reconstruction work needs to be eligible for reimbursement.”