Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement following the passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which includes the Senator’s provision to help protect federal funding for critical flood control projects in the Truckee Meadows.
“Northern Nevada faces the threat of intense flooding every spring,” said Cortez Masto. “The inclusion of this provision in the American’s Water Infrastructure Act will ensure that the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project will continue to have access to over $181 million in funding to protect the surrounding communities from these devastating floods. I am proud to have worked with my colleagues to pass legislation that will not only help Nevadans prepare for natural disasters, but will also provide funding to modernize wastewater systems and support clean drinking water infrastructure.”
“We want to thank Senator Cortez Masto for her hard work in enacting this provision to protect the $181 million in federal funding for our flood control project while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers explores our locally preferred 100-year plan,” said Jay Aldean, Executive Director of the Truckee River Flood Management Authority.
Cortez Masto’s amendment will protect federal funding for flood control projects in the Truckee Meadows by correcting a technicality that threatened the future of the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project. It will ensure that the Truckee River Flood Management Authority remains eligible for over $181 million in federal funding necessary to protect Northern Nevada from natural disasters.
To learn more about America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, click HERE.