Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, the Department of the Interior announced an investment of $152 million for water storage and conveyance projects from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding announcement includes $10 million dollars to advance the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project, an important project to improve water supply reliability for the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and its 27 member agencies. The project would increase the storage capacity of San Luis Reservoir by 130,000 acre-feet, enough water to supply 260,000 households or to irrigate approximately 45,000 acres of the most productive agricultural region in the United States.
“We thank the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for providing this funding to advance this critical project that increases water resilience for the Authority’s members and the farms, communities, and ecosystems they serve,” said Federico Barajas, Executive Director of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority. “We greatly appreciate the continuing partnership and support we have with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on this project and look forward to continuing to advance the planning efforts this year.”
The full list of projects to be funded can be viewed here.