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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  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 27.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 5. Grants [12884 - 12884.2]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 27. )

12884.
  

The department is authorized to make state grants to public agencies from moneys available for such purpose. Grants in excess of four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) for any one project for the purposes authorized by subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 12884.2 may be made by the department only upon specific approval of the Legislature, by an act enacted after the receipt of copies of the project report filed pursuant to Section 12882.4 and upon such additional terms and conditions as the Legislature may prescribe.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 359.)

12884.2.
  

Grants in furtherance of a project that involves the development of a new water supply or a project that involves 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 may be made for the following purposes:

(a) For the part of the construction cost of the proposed project properly allocated to the enhancement of fish and wildlife, except, that a grant for that part shall not exceed 50 percent of the construction cost. In allocating the costs of repair, alteration, or replacement of a dam to fish and wildlife enhancement, the department may consider existing fish and wildlife resources to the extent that they would be reduced or eliminated by a storage restriction for dam safety purposes pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 6000) of Division 3.

(b) For the part of the construction cost of any dam and reservoir of the proposed project properly allocated to recreational functions of statewide interest, except that a grant for that part shall not exceed 50 percent of the construction cost, and provided further, that the total grant under subdivisions (a) and (b) for any one project shall not exceed 75 percent of the construction cost of the project. In allocating the costs of repair, alteration, or replacement of a dam, to recreational functions of statewide interest, the department may consider existing recreation, to the extent that it would be reduced or eliminated by a storage restriction for dam safety purposes pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 6000) of Division 3. Those construction costs may include expenditures for lands located above the high waterline of reservoirs which are necessary or desirable for public recreation in connection with the reservoir.

(c) For the construction of initial water supply and sanitary facilities which are needed for public recreational use of each proposed dam and reservoir of the proposed project which will develop a new water supply. A grant for the purpose specified in this subdivision shall not be subject to the limitation contained in Section 12884 on grants for the purposes specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) and shall not be included in computing the total amount which may be granted to a public agency in connection with a project for those purposes. A grant for the purpose specified in this subdivision shall not exceed one-fourth of the total amount granted to a public agency in connection with a project for the purposes specified in subdivision (a) or (b), or both.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 650, Sec. 2.)

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