We recommend that the Legislature hold oversight hearings to evaluate CALFED's proposal for the Environmental Water Account, implemented to acquire water for endangered species protection and recovery in the Bay-Delta region. There are many policy and implementation issues that the Legislature should consider before CALFED proceeds with the new program, including the program's costs, benefits, impacts, governance, and funding. Funding should be governed by the "beneficiary pays" principle.
CALFED Bay-Delta Program: At A Funding CrossroadsHandout Apr 3, 2003
[PDF] 2003-04 Budget Overview: Proposition 50 Bond Expenditures and the CALFED Bay-Delta ProgramReport Feb 21, 2001
CALFED Bay-Delta Program