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DIVISION 6. CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND UTILIZATION OF STATE WATER RESOURCES [10000 - 12999]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 6. WATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS [12570 - 12949.6]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 196. )

CHAPTER 5. State Financial Assistance for Local Projects [12880 - 12893]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 27. )

ARTICLE 2. General Provisions [12881 - 12881.4]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 27. )

12881.
  

In furtherance of the development, control and conservation of the water resources of the state and the State Water Resources Development System it is the policy of the state to provide financial assistance to public agencies for the construction of water projects to meet local requirements in which there is a statewide interest by making grants or loans, or both, and by participating in the construction and operation of water projects, and also to provide financial assistance to public agencies for the preparation of certain feasibility reports on such water projects by making loans, in accordance with this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 27.)

12881.2.
  

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Project” means any dam, reservoir, or other construction or improvement by a public agency for the diversion, storage, or distribution of water primarily for domestic, municipal, agricultural, industrial, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement, flood control, or power production purposes.

(b) “Public agency” means any city, county, district or other political subdivision of the state.

(c) “Feasibility report” means such report on the feasibility of a public agency’s proposed project as the department may require the public agency to file with the department in support of an application by the public agency under this chapter for a loan for the construction of the proposed project.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 301.)

12881.4.
  

In the administration of this chapter, the department and the commission shall give preference to projects involving the development of new basic water supplies. The department and the commission may also give preference to projects involving the repair, alteration, or replacement of dam and reservoir facilities which are subject to storage restrictions for dam safety purposes pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 6000) of Division 3.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 650, Sec. 1.)

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