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McCarthy Welcomes Army Corps’ Success Dam Project Approval

May 25, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy released a statement on the Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2017 Work Plan, which includes $200,000 for the Success Reservoir Enlargement Project (SREP). Last year, Congressman McCarthy welcomed senior officials from the Corps on a visit to Success Dam with community leaders where a shared commitment on the enlargement project was agreed to. As a result of that meeting and local partner engagement this is the first direct funding commitment to the project in over ten years.

“This direct funding for the Success Dam Enlargement Project is a decade in the making and marks a significant step in advancing the project. After bringing Army Corps officials to Success Dam, we were able to showcase the urgency needed for this project to get it back on track. This is a win for our entire community and I look forward to continuing to work with all of the stakeholders to move this project forward expeditiously. Our nation and community’s infrastructure is long past due for major upgrades that will keep us safe and allow our communities to grow and flourish. Working together with the Trump Administration we can finally start to improve to critical infrastructure for future years of continued growth.”   

Mr. Richard L. Schafer, Tule River Association Water Master Secretary, issued the following statement:

“We are pleased funding has been provided to once again proceed with the Success Reservoir Enlargement Project that will double the flood protection for the City of Porterville, the surrounding community, and downstream lands.  The local stakeholders have been supporting this project for the last 30 years, and we are most grateful to Congressman McCarthy for his efforts on our behalf with the Army Corps of Engineers to advance this critically important project.”