https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Noah Harrel https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Noah Harrel2023-03-29 10:11:252023-03-29 10:16:49As Floods Endanger the San Joaquin Valley, Newsom Cuts Funding for Floodplains
As Floods Endanger the San Joaquin Valley, Newsom Cuts Funding for Floodplains
Last fall, when the state Legislature authorized $40 million for floodplain restoration, Julie Rentner knew just what she would do with it. Her group, River Partners, would spend more than a quarter of the funds buying a 500-acre dairy farm abutting the San Joaquin River in Stanislaus County.
Then millions more would be spent on removing debris, sheds, manure heaps and levees. They would plant native vegetation, and eventually restore the parcel to its natural state as a woodland and floodplain.