Sacramento, CA —
On January 10, 2006 Governor Schwarzenegger unveiled his proposed budget for 2006/2007 fiscal year for California.
This new budget includes $ 3.662 million for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy operations budget, a slight increase over the amount appropriated in 2005/2006.
In addition, the Administration is proposing $6.5 billion in bonds to support water supply development and integrated regional water management. This includes $4.5 billion to complete surface water storage planning, develop water efficiency measures, improve drinking water quality, implement an Integrated Regional Water Management Program, and pursue key elements of the CALFED Bay‑Delta Program. It also includes $1.5 billion to fund public investment in new surface storage reservoirs, restore fisheries, and improve water quality.
For more information, go to the Governor's Budget website page for Resources Agency: http://www.ebudget.ca.gov/StateAgencyBudgets/3000/agency.html