Admin Measure Summary


The Measure

State and local agencies, and regulated utilities that own and/or operate infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta prepare coordinated emergency response plans to protect the infrastructure from long-term outages resulting from failures of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levees by January 1, 2014.


Delta Plan Strategy

Update flood management funding strategies

Delta Plan Recommendation

RR R7. Fund Actions to Protect Infrastructure from Flooding and Other Natural Disasters. 

  • The California Public Utilities Commission should immediately commence formal hearings to impose a reasonable fee for flood and disaster prevention on regulated privately owned utilities with facilities located in the Delta. Publicly owned utilities should also be encouraged to develop similar fees. The California Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the Delta Stewardship Council, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Delta Protection Commission, should allocate these funds among State and local emergency response and flood protection entities in the Delta. If a new regional flood management agency is established by law, a portion of the local share would be allocated to that agency.
  • The California Public Utilities Commission should direct all regulated public utilities in their jurisdiction to immediately take steps to protect their facilities in the Delta from the consequences of a catastrophic failure of levees in the Delta, to minimize the impact on the State’s economy.
  • CalTrans should be given authority by the Legislature to enter into agreements with local levee maintaining agencies to fund improvement and maintenance of levees adjoining interstates and State highways when that is the least cost 1 approach to reducing flood risks to those roads.
  • State agencies with projects or infrastructure in the Delta should set aside a reasonable amount of funding to pay for flood protection and disaster prevention.

Related Output/Outcome Performance Measure

PM 7.1 Multi-Hazard Coordination Task Force


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