I am pleased to let you know that federal funds will be used to help provide flood control protection along Murrieta Creek. The funding of $3,349,000 will be used to help provide 100-year flood control protection for the Murrieta and Temecula region.
Many local residents remember the catastrophic flooding of 1993 when six people died and countless businesses and residents were flooded. This project is aimed at preventing such a disaster in the future.
Besides the basic flood control offered to the region, the Murrieta Creek project will also provide recreational benefits and environmental restoration. And because of the construction required for the project, good jobs will be created in this area hard hit by job losses. And as a final benefit, it is expected that, because of the flood protection, some residents and businesses will no longer need flood insurance.
I am very pleased that this federal funding was sought to provide better flood protection for Temecula and Murrieta.
United States Senator