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WC Sec 79550-79555 CALFED BAY-DELTA PROGRAM (WATER SECURITY, CLEAN DRINKING WATER, COASTAL AND BEACH PROTECTION ACT OF 2002)

WATER CODE
SECTION 79550-79555





79550. The sum of eight hundred twenty-five million dollars
($825,000,000) shall be available for appropriation by the
Legislature from the fund for the balanced implementation of the
CALFED Bay-Delta Program. Expenditures and grants pursuant to this
chapter shall be limited to the following:
(a) Fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) for surface water storage
planning and feasibility studies.
(b) Seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000) for the water
conveyance facilities described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2)
of subdivision (d) of Section 79190.
(c) Seventy million dollars ($70,000,000) for Delta levee
restoration. Money expended pursuant to this subdivision shall be
subject to Section 79050.
(d) One hundred eighty million dollars ($180,000,000) for water
supply reliability projects that can be implemented expeditiously and
thereby provide near-term benefits, including, but not limited to,
projects that facilitate groundwater management and storage, water
transfers, and acquisition of water for the CALFED environmental
water account. In acquiring water, preference shall be given to
long-term water purchase contracts and water rights. Money allocated
pursuant to this subdivision shall be subject to Article 4
(commencing with Section 79205.2) of Chapter 9 of Division 26.
(e) One hundred eighty million dollars ($180,000,000) for
ecosystem restoration program implementation of which not less than
twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) shall be allocated for projects
that assist farmers in integrating agricultural activities with
ecosystem restoration.
(f) Ninety million dollars ($90,000,000) for watershed program
implementation.
(g) One hundred eighty million dollars ($180,000,000) for urban
and agricultural water conservation, recycling, and other water use
efficiency projects.



79551. All appropriations pursuant to this chapter shall include
money for independent scientific review, monitoring, and assessment
of the results or effectiveness of the project or program
expenditure.


79552. All projects financed pursuant to this chapter shall be
consistent with the CALFED Programmatic Record of Decision including
its provisions regarding finance and balanced implementation.



79553. Consistent with the CALFED Programmatic Record of Decision,
priority shall be given to projects that achieve multiple benefits
across CALFED program elements. Not more than 5 percent of the money
available pursuant to this chapter may be used for administrative
costs.


79554. All real property acquired with money appropriated or
granted pursuant to subdivision (e) or (f) of Section 79550 shall be
acquired from willing sellers.



79555. (a) For the 2004-05 fiscal year, and each fiscal year
thereafter, not less than 50 percent of the funds made available
pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 79550 for acquisition of water
for the CALFED environmental water account shall be expended for
long-term water purchase contracts, permanent water rights, and
associated costs.
(b) The California Bay-Delta Authority shall report annually to
the Legislature on the state's efforts in acquiring long-term
purchase contracts and permanent water rights in accordance with this
section.