Millennium Goal Relates to Water But lacks Plan and Implementation Commitments

 

California Population Increases Faster Than Water, Shortages by 2030 in Dry Scenario

 

Water Project Debt Financing, Increase Recently, Shifts from Supply to Environment Focus

 

Water Rates Vary By Location, Availability by Precipitation

 

80 Million AcFt/Yr Use From Preciptation, Reservoirs, Groundwater

43 Million AcFt Reservoir Capacity, 17 Million Sacramento, 14 Million San Jaoquin Basins

U.S and State, Municipalities, Utilities Own Reservoirs & Large Water Rights

Groundwater Up to 40% Use in Dry Year, 20% in Wet Year

 

Fragile Delta Threatened by Floods, Water Flow, Salinity, Governance Complexity

1850-1920 Levees Built by Chinese, Ongoing Maintenance, Reinforcement, Repair

Uncertain Delta Future Due to Costs, Legislation, Public on Supply, Conveyance, Ecology

Floods, climate Change and Earthquakes Continually Threaten Fragile Delta Levees

 

Complexity of Shift from Supply to Environment Emphasis and Many Agencies

 

Water Project Costs Vary Significantly by Financial Type and Operating Function

 

User Amounts and Rate Costs Vary Inversely Between Urban Coast and More Rural Inland

 

SWP Rates for Users are More than CVP, Vary with Transport Costs, Not Energy

 

Central Valley Project (CVP) Ag User Rate Costs Tied to Past Contracts Not Current Costs

 

Rate Setting Results in Much Higher Urban Water Rates When Compared to CVP Ag Rates

 

Despite Inconsistemcies, Governance Complexities CA Water Is Available and Low Cost