Accession Number : ADA291188

Title :   Bureau Of Reclamation: Central Valley Project Cost Allocation Overdue and New Method Needed.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA291188

Report Date : 31 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report responds to requests to examine how the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation allocates construction costs for the Central Valley Project (CVP). The CVP, located in California's Central Valley Basin, is the Bureau's 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 (M&I) use, hydroelectric power generation, flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife conservation. -BKA

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *COST ANALYSIS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WATER SUPPLIES, *FLOOD CONTROL, *IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, METHODOLOGY, CALIFORNIA, CONSERVATION, STORAGE TANKS, WATER RESOURCES, BENEFITS, WILDLIFE, HYDROELECTRICITY, WATERFOWL.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Engineering
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE