SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) and Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following joint statement following ( the public release of critical Oroville Dam related memos:

“DWR has responded to our concerns and has taken a big step in the right direction by releasing reports that detail the recovery efforts at Oroville Dam. We appreciate their efforts to improve transparency.

“Moving forward, we will continue to encourage DWR and the Governor to openly communicate with our constituents and strike the right balance that ensures maximum transparency while protecting legitimate national security concerns.

“Improving communication and openness with the public will go a long way to help relieve the distrust that our constituents already feel.”