A massive water resources bill that affects the Natomas area is headed to the White House after final passage by the Senate.  

The more than $12 billion measure authorizes nearly three dozen water projects across the U.S., ranging from flood protection to the widening of waterways.

Here in Sacramento, it would authorize federal support for improvements to the Natomas Levee project.

The U.S. Senate today passed Congresswoman Doris Matsui's Water Resources Reform and Development Act.  

Supporters said the bipartisan bill will create thousands of jobs while providing a necessary boost to the nation's water infrastructure.

The House passed the bill earlier this week and President Obama is expected to sign it soon.