Dept. Of Interior Announces Nearly $585 Million to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure, Advance Drought Resilience

This week, the US Department of the Interior announced a nearly $585 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for infrastructure repairs on water delivery systems throughout the West. Funding will go to 83 projects in 11 states to improve water conveyance and storage, increase safety, improve hydro power generation and provide water treatment.  The projects selected for funding are found in all the major river basins and regions where Reclamation operates. Among the 83 projects selected for funding are efforts to increase canal capacity, provide water treatment for Tribes, replace equipment for hydropower production and provide necessary maintenance to aging project buildings. Projects will be funded in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington.  The projects identified for California’s Central Valley Project includes:

Central Valley Project –

  • $25 million for the Jones Pumping Plant Excitation Cabinet and Control Panel Refurbishment
  • $25 million for the Delta Mendota Canal Subsidence Correction Project
  • $22.2 million for the Friant Kern Canal Capacity Correction
  • $42.53 million for the San Luis Unit – Gianelli Pump-Generating Plan Unit 8 Motor Generator, Turbine and Butterfly Valve Replacement
  • $10 million for Nimbus Fish Hatchery Nursery Phase IV Modernization
  • $14.74 million for Shasta Dam Refurbishment Tube Valves
  • $10 million for Shasta Dam Temperature Control Device
  • $42.25 million for Trinity Division, Spring Creek Power Transformer Replacement
  • $65.9 million for Trinity River Fish Hatchery Building Modernization