The Rebuild California Plan – Flood Control and Water Quality
California’s more than 1,600 miles of levees protect more than 200,000 homes and businesses and 2 million acres of farmland from devastating floods.
Our levees are also the backbone of the state’s water supply, the lifeblood of our economy. If this system fails, 25 million of us could lose our water supply.
Tight budgets have forced state and local officials to postpone levee maintenance and repair. The Army Corps of Engineers has identified 180 levee sites in California with serious erosion.
Hurricane Katrina showed the world that levee failures happen – and what a major levee break can do.
The Rebuild California Plan provides $4 billion to prevent flooding, prepare for natural disasters and ensure we always have enough clean water to meet our needs.
- Prop. 1E provides funds to strengthen river levees from floods and earthquakes, protecting our supply of clean water.
- Prop. 1E invests now to prevent our infrastructure from being destroyed in future natural disasters – a lesson we all learned after Hurricane Katrina.
- Prop. 1E provides funding to prevent pollution to our rivers, beaches and the ocean by controlling runoff from sudden storms, a frequent cause of water pollution.