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FEMA to reimburse California for some Oroville spillway reconstruction costs

The DWR appealed FEMA's denial of reimbursement for spillway reconstruction, and now money will start to flow back to the state.

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 6:40 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 7:38 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) responded to an appeal for financial aid for Oroville spillway reconstruction work with a statement saying it believed the entire amount spent on the main spillway and a portion of the emergency spillway is eligible for federal reimbursement to the state of California's Department of Water Resources (DWR).

DWR had appealed FEMA's earlier reimbursement decision for the Oroville spillways reconstruction work.

This means DWR may be reimbursed approximately $750 million of the $1.1 billion of project costs.  FEMA can reimburse up to 75 percent of eligible project costs

DWR expressed gratitude to FEMA staff for their time, dedication, and continued support over the last three years.

The state said they will continue to review FEMA’s response and then will make a plan for next steps in the coming weeks.

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