Text: H.R.869 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/02/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 869


To clarify the definition of flood control operations for the purposes of the operation and maintenance of Project No. 2179 on the Lower Merced River.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2011

Mr. Denham (for himself, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Costa, Mr. McCarthy of California, and Mr. Nunes) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To clarify the definition of flood control operations for the purposes of the operation and maintenance of Project No. 2179 on the Lower Merced River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Flood control operations clarified.

Section 3 of Public Law 102–432 is amended by adding at the end the following: “For purposes of this section, ‘flood control operations’ shall include occasional short-term increases in the level of Lake McClure not to exceed elevation 877 feet mean sea level for a period not to exceed 60 days between May 1 and July 31 of above-normal water years, as defined by the San Joaquin Valley 60–20–20 Hydrological Classification Index, developed by the California State Water Resources Control Board, or any successor index applicable to the Merced River watershed”.