"These will actually be the last remaining sections. They're scattered throughout the American River and actually this will complete all of the work that was authorized back in 1996 and '99."
The work is scheduled to be finished next year.
$69 million will go to Folsom Dam projects.
Marysville and Hamilton City levee projects will also be funded.
For the first time, money was allocated for project engineering and design work for the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.
Legislation introduced in the California state Assembly would create the Lower American River Conservancy to improve, protect, preserve and possibly expand the 5,000-acre American River Parkway.
Film makers and environmental activists are set to arrive in Nevada City and Grass Valley this week for the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
Record rainfall in parts of California, fueled in part by El Niño, won't end the state's historic four-year drought.
The Nevada city of Sparks has decided to stop trapping and killing beavers along the North Truckee Drain and seek a non-lethal alternative to remove them.
A movement around the U.S. encourages people to skip the shopping malls Friday and spend time in nature. Some national parks and state parks in California are waiving entry fees.