Bureau Of Reclamation: Central Valley Project Cost Allocation Overdue and New Method Needed.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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This report responds to requests to examine how the Department of the Interiors Bureau of Reclamation allocates construction costs for the Central Valley Project CVP. The CVP, located in Californias Central Valley Basin, is the Bureaus largest water resource project, with authorized construction costs totaling 6.55 billion as of September 30,1990. Initially authorized by the Congress under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1935, construction of the CVP continues today, with over 2.85 billion spent on facilities that are completed and in service. The CVP supplies water for irrigation-about 85 percent is currently used for this purpose. Other purposes include municipal and industrial MI use, hydroelectric power generation, flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife conservation. -BKA
- Agricultural Engineering
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Civil Engineering