California Water Project Database

In 2012 as a State Assemblymember I introduced AB 1607 which died in the Assembly Water, Park and Wildlife Committee. This last year, as a State Senator, I introduced SB 449 which was also held in committee. The purpose of these two important bills was to require the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to create and maintain a database which would include an inventory of all of the different proposed water projects throughout the state of California.

Throughout my time in the state Legislature, there has been a continual debate over the upcoming water bond and what projects should or should not be included.  As the Governor and his administration push the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which includes two large tunnels meant to divert water south of the delta, it is my intention that the Legislature has a full list of options to decide from when determining how to best allocate our state’s resources.

These options include various projects from all regions of California which could potentially have the effect of increased water supply, improved water quality, flood management and enhanced efficiency.
By working collaboratively with DWR, the Delta Counties Coalition, the San Joaquin Valley Partnership Project, San Joaquin County Public Works and the Coalition to Support Delta Projects, I have compiled an inventory containing information on these important projects.

09-14-12 DCC-Partnership Project List.pdf
Potential Delta County Coalition-San Joaquin Valley water management projects listed categorically by integration, project readiness and feasibility, required permitting, current funding status, and germane legislation.

DWR – Prop 84 IRWM Projects Funded.pdf
A geographically organized compilation of all IRWM projects currently funded by Proposition 84, including total costs, existing grants, and project objectives.

DWR – Prop 84 IRWM Projects Not Funded.pdf
A geographically organized compilation of all IRWM projects without current Proposition 84funding, including total costs, amount requested from the state, and project objectives.

DWR – Stormwater IRWM Projects Not Funded.pdf
A geographically organized compilation of all stormwater IRWM projects without current Proposition 84 funding, including total costs, amount requested from the state, and project objectives

IRWMP Map.pdf
Map of San Joaquin water irrigation districts

IRWMP List
The Eastern San Joaquin Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.

Coalition to Support Delta Projects - Project Summaries
A list of Delta projects supported by the Coalition with the summaries of those projects. Includes costs and benefits of each project.

Coalition to Support Delta Projects - Project Descriptions
A list of Delta projects supported by the Coalition with the description of those projects. Includes a “readiness” factor for each project.