"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.
A collection of environmental, fishing and whitewater groups recommends changes to dam management in a new report, issued in response to the failure of the main spillway at Lake Oroville in February.
Traditional methods to cool cows use 11,000 gallons of water per cow per year. UC Davis researchers are trying out new techniques that use less resources.
Caltrans is worried about the possibility of dead trees falling onto some California highways. The agency has already removed 107,000 trees. Now the agency is getting ready to remove another 54,000 trees, including some on private land.
A federal water bill that supporters say will streamline dam and water storage projects in California faces an uphill battle in the Senate. One of the largest water suppliers in the state says it's unlikely to support it.
Summertime is a favorite for tourists at Lake Tahoe, but the region's transportation system is not designed for the growing number of people who use it. The TRPA and TERC are coming up with a plan to fix the gridlock and improve the lake's clarity.