Both parties agreed USBR
had provided flawed drawings, that the contract allowed for some errors, and that USBR
provided corrected drawings at government expense.
funding, each area received salinity-assessment field equipment that was developed at the salinity laboratory.
Pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement, the SLDMWA, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the USBR
, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD, a member of SLDMWA), the State Water Project Contractors Authority (SWPCA), the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and the Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) (each a member of the SWPCA), and WWD have agreed to undertake the planning, the preliminary design and environmental compliance activities with respect to the DHCCP.
has been loudly criticized for inefficient water use, leading to uneconomical projects.
17) Bauman says the USBR
capped the remaining contamination with 15 feet of clean soil.
In addition, the act may serve as an important model for reform of USBR
policies for water projects throughout the western United States.
The irrigators would pay their own direct system costs and do so with private sector lending; and the irrigators would adopt water management practices superior to that used by the USBR
Prevention of Scour and Energy Dissipation-Translated at the USBR
This has reduced significantly the ability of agencies like the COE or USBR
to pursue inefficient projects.
grant will enable the cities and County Waterworks district to determine high water users in their service areas through water bills and offer the free LIEP program that includes a site survey or evaluation, a list of recommended improvements and repairs, a recommended water budget and schedule, and water efficient rotating sprinkler nozzles that will provide a healthy and attractive landscape.
Major landowners are also indicating that this normative/socialized approach will undermine their objective of converting as much irrigated acreage as possible from groundwater to surface water and will diminish the financial resources already allocated by Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the USBR
to expedite source water conversions.
allocation plus additional purchased water rights provides the city with 65,000 acre feet of water a year, sufficient to meet demands for the foreseeable future.