Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez Secures $125,000 for La Mirada Hydrology Study

November 9, 2005
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Working hard to bring new infrastructure and resources to the 39th District of California, Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-39) secured $125,000 for a critical hydrology/hydraulics study in the City of La Mirada. The funding was secured in the Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that passed the United States House of Representatives today by a vote of 399-17. The earmark will fund a much needed hydrology/hydraulics study to be performed by the Army Corps of Engineers in the city of La Mirada that will lay the groundwork for a flood control system in the near future.

“Funding this project is a key step in improving La Mirada’s flood control system---not only for the benefit of La Mirada residents, but also for the thousands of residents of other communities living near the city’s creeks, channels and outdated flood control system,” said Congresswoman Sánchez.

The City’s storm drain system was originally constructed more than fifty years ago. Because of the geological landscape and location of La Mirada, there is a very limited and aged flood control system that has made the area prone to localized flooding and has created the potential for more wide-spread flooding as the system continues to age.

The proposed hydrology/hydraulics study was formulated in consultation and support from the local Army Corps of Engineers office in Los Angeles. In addition, the city of La Mirada would fund 50% of the total $500,000 for the study.