Matsui Introduces Flood Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui today introduced the Natomas Basin Flood Protection Improvements Act in the House of Representatives.
Matsui’s legislation would provide Natomas families and businesses the flood protection they need by authorizing additional construction work on the Natomas Levee Improvement Program.

“This is an opportunity for the federal government to deliver for the Sacramento region by improving our public safety, strengthening our economy, and creating good jobs for our constituents,” said Matsui, D-Sacramento. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to authorize this project. This Natomas Basin Flood Protection Improvements Act is a critical component in improving the flood protection of our region.”

Matsui’s legislation would authorize full federal participation in the Natomas Levee Improvement Program, which will restore 100-year flood protection and ultimately achieve 200-year level flood protection. Natomas is home to almost 80,000 residents and hundreds of local businesses. 
Since the Natomas area was remapped by FEMA in 2008, homeowners have been mandated to buy flood insurance, which can cost up to $1,300 a year.


  1. It’s about time. These people rushed to impose Flood Insurance on all the Natomas homeowners. While they were promising to get thse improvements made quickly and the Flood Insurance could go away. Well another Lie.

    I believe that we could survive while the improvements were being made without having to pay large premiums.

    If this legislation would help to actually speed up the process then I and I am sure all Natomas homeowners would be in favor.

    I also think the government who seems to alwasys stick their face into things should do so now and demand the premiums be lowered to a more reasonable level.

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