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Sinema Ensures Lower Santa Cruz River Basin Flood Control Plan Completion

Press Release

Date: Dec. 22, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema secured a provision in the Congressionally-approved bipartisan Water Resources Development Act that directs the Army Corps of Engineers to complete its flood control study and plan for the Lower Santa Cruz river basin in Pinal County.

"A flood control plan for the Lower Santa Cruz river basin will protect Arizona families, farmers, tribal communities, and small business owners from dangerous and costly floors and help Pinal County's economy continue to grow," said Sinema.

Following Kyrsten's urging, the Water Resources Development Act directs the Army Corps of Engineers to complete its flood control study and plan for the Lower Santa Cruz river basin in Pinal County. This river basin currently has no flood control system in place, leaving the City of Maricopa, the Gila River Indian Community, and the surrounding farmland at risk of severe flooding. The Army Corps is currently working with stakeholders to finalize a flood control plan, and the Sinema's provision encourages Army Corps to move expeditiously to finalize its flood control plan.


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