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Water Code - WAT


  ( Division 26 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 725, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 9. Water Supply, Reliability, and Infrastructure Program [79165 - 79205.16]

  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 725, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Bay-Delta Multipurpose Water Management Program [79190 - 79203]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 725, Sec. 1. )


Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions govern the construction of this article:

(a) “CALFED Bay-Delta Program” or “program” means the undertaking by CALFED pursuant to the Framework Agreement dated June 20, 1994, to develop a long-term solution to water management, environmental, and other problems in the bay-delta watershed by means of a programmatic environmental impact statement/environmental impact report.

(b) “CALFED EIS/EIR” means the final programmatic environmental impact statement/environmental impact report prepared by CALFED.

(c) “CALFED stage 1 action” means an action identified in the preferred alternative of the CALFED EIS/EIR as an action intended for implementation during stage 1 of Phase III of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.

(d) (1) “Eligible project” means a demonstration project, subject to the CALFED adaptive management principle that requires an assessment of the performance of the demonstration projects in order to determine which projects are successful in achieving the goals of the program.

(2) “Eligible project” means a project that meets both of the following requirements.

(A) The project is identified in the CALFED EIS/EIR as a CALFED stage 1 action.

(B) The project does one or more of the following:

(i) Constructs treatment facilities or relocates discharge facilities for agricultural drainage generated within the delta to improve water quality in the delta or the quality of water that is transported from the delta.

(ii) Constructs facilities to control waste discharges that contribute to low dissolved oxygen and other water quality problems in the lower San Joaquin River and the south delta.

(iii) Constructs fish facilities for the State Water Project or the Central Valley Project intakes in the south delta, such as facilities for fish screens, fish handling, and fish passage, or modifications to intake structures or other facilities, to reduce losses of any life stages of fish to water diversions in the San Joaquin River and the delta in accordance with paragraph (1) of Section (C) of Chapter IV of the board’s 1995 water quality control plan.

(iv) Constructs a permanent barrier at the head of Old River to improve fish migration and other permanent barriers in the south delta channels to improve water quality and water level for local diversions.

(v) Constructs facilities to control drainage from abandoned mines that adversely affect water quality in the bay-delta.

(vi) Constructs a permanent barrier at Grantline Canal to improve water quality and water levels for local diversion.

(e) “Subaccount” means the Bay-Delta Multipurpose Water Management Subaccount created by Section 79194.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 725, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 13 at the March 7, 2000, election.)