This week, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) introduced the Sites Reservoir Project Act, HR 1453. The proposal would provide federal support for a reservoir and related water infrastructure in Colusa and Glenn Counties, and improve California’s resiliency to drought.
HR 1453 would direct the Bureau of Reclamation to complete a necessary feasibility study for the project and authorize additional funding if the project is deemed feasible. If passed, the reservoir would be owned and managed by the Sites Joint Powers Authority. The legislation builds on $1.2 billion in public funding that has been dedicated to the project to date.