Hurtado presents $100 million ceremonial check during Friant-Kern ceremony

TERRA BELLA — The progress on the much needed repairs to the Friant-Kern Canal could be viewed in the background as local and state officials gathered at the canal on Friday to recognize the progress being made on the project.

The ceremony was held by State Senator Melissa Hurtado who presented a ceremonial $100 million check during the event at Avenue 96 and Road 208. It was the same place where the groundbreaking for the project was held on January 25 of this year.

The project has been made possible in part due to funding Hurtado has helped secure in the state budget. There was $100 million allocated in the 2021-2022 state budget for repairs of four of the state's major water supplies — the Friant-Kern Canal, the Delta-Mendota Canal, the San Luis Canal and the California Aqueduct.

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