California Looks To Cash In On Hurricane Aid

Sep 2, 2017

California’s politicians want to cash in on any legislation that sends emergency aid to Texas. California says that it needs $20 billion to repair the Central Valley flood control infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers said that California has a $65 billion deficit in infrastructure investment particularly in levees and flood control. California’s politicians have so far refused to spend state money upgrading the state’s flood control infrastructure. Environmentalists point out that “climate models unanimously project increased drought in the American Southwest.” And that money should be directed to preserve California’s coast line from rising sea levels. However, record rains over the winter have put increased pressure on the state’s flood control systems. More water flowing through the system earlier in the year has a significant impact on how California manages the system.