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California Water Commission Invites Local Agencies to Complete Scoping Survey

Responses Due by March 11

February 27, 2015
The California Water Commission, following the passage of Proposition 1, is developing a competitive process to allocate bond funds for the public benefits of qualified water storage projects.
 
An initial scoping survey is one of the first steps in developing its transparent Water Storage Investment Program. The survey will collect information about potential water storage projects from project proponents that may request Water Bond funding.
 
Projects must have public benefits such as ecosystem improvements, water quality improvements, flood control benefits, emergency response and recreation. The water projects receiving funding will produce real and measurable public benefits, and help address the long-term water needs for California families, farms, communities, and the environment.

Survey Information
 
Agencies that have a water storage project under construction that may qualify for Prop. 1 funding must complete the initial scoping survey by March 11.
 
The survey requests general agency information and project information, such as project type, anticipated completion dates for feasibility studies and environmental documentation, permit requirements, potential public benefits provided, project cost, and potential funding partners. The commission will use this information to inform the development of the regulations, guidelines, and implementation process.
 
This survey does not constitute an application for funding and is not a requirement for future funding or participating in the program, but will be useful to identify the number and kinds of water storage projects and their public benefits that are under consideration throughout California.
 
Please visit www.cwc.ca.gov for more information on the commission, the Water Storage Investment Program, and how to become involved.


 
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