Rep. Calvert Applauds Inclusion of Murrieta Creek Project in Army Corps Budget

May 28, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) applauded the inclusion of the Murrieta Creek Flood Control project in the Fiscal Year 2022 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget request. Specifically, $600,000 is included in the request to allow the Corps to continue the project’s General Reevaluation Report (GRR). Rep. Calvert serves as a senior member of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Corps and other agencies.

“The inclusion of the Murrieta Creek project in the Corp’s budget request highlights the importance of this Riverside County priority,” said Rep. Calvert. “Together with officials from Temecula, Murrieta and the County of Riverside, I have impressed upon the Corps how critical it is to make progress towards the completion of this project. As I have in the past, I will work with our local partners to advocate for the inclusion of this funding in the forthcoming Energy and Water Appropriations bill. By working together, we can ensure the resources are in place to provide Murrieta and Temecula with the flood control necessary to protect residents and businesses.”

In January, Rep. Calvert announced the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan included $500,000 to initiate the Murrieta Creek GRR. The additional $600,000 in the president’s budget would provide nearly 75% of the funding necessary to complete the GRR. The GRR will determine an updated scope of the project and economic analysis necessary for future funding. When complete, the Murrieta Creek project will provide 100-year flood protection to the surrounding communities of Murrieta and Temecula.