Newsom budget would cut some money for flood protection


              FILE - The Tuolumne and San Joaquin rivers meet on the edge of the Dos Rios Ranch Preserve in Modesto, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2022. The 2,100-acre preserve is California's largest floodplain restoration project, designed to give the rivers room to breath and restore traditional riparian habitats. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed cutting $40 million from the state budget for floodplain projects to help balance the state budget. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            
              FILE - Julie Rentner, president of the nonprofit River Partners, stands by a small grove of trees during a tour of the Dos Rios Ranch Preserve in Modesto, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2022. Rentner has criticized Newsom's plan to cut $40 million from the state budget for projects that would restore floodplains. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            FILE - A driveway is flooded by the overflowing San Ysidro creek on Jameson Lane in Montecito, Calif., on Jan. 10, 2023. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed cutting $40 million from the state budget for floodplain projects to help balance the state budget. The Newsom administration says the projects could be funded from other places in the budget. But advocates say the decision will lead to significant delays if it stands. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Newsom budget would cut some money for flood protection