State Allocates $39.2 Million for Friant Kern Canal Repairs

On Monday, the State Department of Water Resources allocated $39.2 million to the repairs of the Friant-Kern Canal.

The $39.2 million is part of $100 million that was included in this year’s state budget for the repairs of four of the state’s major water resources: the California Aqueduct, the San Luis Canal, the Delta-Mendota Canal and the Friant-Kern Canal. A total of $37 million was allocated to both the California Aqueduct and San Luis Canal and $23.8 million was allocated to the Delta-Mendota Canal.

Audit Blasts California for Water and Transportation Infrastructure

A state auditor report cites a number of issues posing high risks to the state, including aging dams and a backlog of road repairs.