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DIVISION 46. California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 [80000 - 80173]

  ( Heading of Division 46 renumbered from Division 45 (as added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 852, Sec. 3) by Stats. 2019, Ch. 497, Sec. 236. )

CHAPTER 11.5. Flood Protection and Repair [80145- 80145.]
  ( Chapter 11.5 added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 852, Sec. 3. )

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(a) The sum of five hundred fifty million dollars ($550,000,000) shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for flood protection and repair.

(1) (A) Of the funds available pursuant to this subdivision, three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000) shall be available to the Department of Water Resources for flood protection facilities, levee improvements, and related investments that protect persons and property from flood damage in the Central Valley. The Department of Water Resources may require that moneys provided under this paragraph be matched by local and regional public agencies.

(B) Of the amount subject to this paragraph, fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) shall be available for levee repairs and restoration within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

(C) Of the amount subject to this paragraph, three hundred million dollars ($300,000,000) shall be available for multibenefit projects that achieve public safety improvements and measurable fish and wildlife enhancement. The Department of Water Resources shall coordinate the expenditure of multibenefit funds with the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, levee setbacks, creation or enhancement of flood plains or bypasses, groundwater recharge projects in flood plains, and land acquisition and easements necessary for these projects.

(2) Of the funds available pursuant to this subdivision, one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall be available for the purposes of stormwater, mudslide, and other flash-flood-related protections.

(3) Of the amount made available pursuant to this subdivision, one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall be available to the Natural Resources Agency for competitive grants for the purposes of multibenefit projects in urbanized areas to address flooding. Eligible projects shall include, but are not limited to, stormwater capture and reuse, planning and implementation of low-impact development, restoration of urban streams and watersheds, and increasing permeable surfaces to help reduce flooding.

(4) Funding made available pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) shall support projects that protect persons and property from flood damage. Unless the project has been identified as serving a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award pursuant to paragraphs (2) or (3) shall be required to provide a match of 25 percent as a local share.

(b) Funds provided by this chapter shall not be expended to pay the costs of the design, construction, operation, mitigation, or maintenance of Delta conveyance facilities. Those costs shall be the responsibility of the water agencies that benefit from the design, construction, operation, mitigation, or maintenance of those facilities.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 852, Sec. 3. Approved in Proposition 68 at the June 5, 2018, election.)

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