The Lake County Watershed Protection District (District) successfully applied to the California Department of Water Resources (CDWR) for Flood Protection Corridor Program (FPCP) grant funds in February 2003 to begin purchasing property for the Middle Creek Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project.
The agreement between the Lake County Watershed Protection District (District) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) was fully executed on May 14, 2004. The agreement was amended in December 2006 to extend the contract date to August 28, 2009 and increase the funding to $5.714 million. Amendment 2 was executed in June 2011 to extend the contract date to October 11, 2014 and to increase the funding to $12.714 million. Amendment 3 was executed in August 2014 extending the Contract date to June 30, 2017.
Although there are additional willing sellers in the Project area, there may not be remaining grant funds to acquire additional properties. As the acquisition proceeds, the District is carefully tracking funds to acquire as much property as funds permit.