Contra Costa County Public Works Department estimates it will cost $43 million to cleanup damages from the severe January storms.
The high price tag comes as the department faces a budget crisis and an aging flood control system in dire need of maintenance.
“Most of our flood control system was built in the 1950s and 1960s,” Contra Costa County Public Works Director Brian Balbas said. “It’s reached it’s useful life.”
Balbas outlined the issues for county supervisors at a meeting Tuesday.
NBC Bay Area’s Pete Suratos has more on what happened at the meeting in the video report above.
Source: NBC Bay Area