The budget proposes $473.6 million across eight state agencies for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program in 2007-08. We recommend tying the use of performance measures (currently under development) to the budget process, and raise concerns about a number of CALFED’s budget proposals. Specifically, we find that the funding proposal for the South Delta Improvements program is premature, matching funds are lacking to allow the surface storage feasibility study work to practically proceed, and that the budget inappropriately proposes bond funds to replace water user funding contributions that have run out to support a conservation planning effort that benefits the water users.
[PDF] Water Policy Issues: CALFED Bay-Delta Program and Flood ManagementReport Feb 18, 2004
CALFED Bay-Delta Program: At A Funding CrossroadsReport Jan 29, 2001
Environmental Water Account: Need for Legislative Definition and Oversight