Columbia River Initiative State Proposal – Discussion Draft April 2004
Program objectives <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul>
What water is needed? <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing interruptible rights </li></ul>...
What water is needed? <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing interruptible rights </li></ul>...
What water is needed? <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing interruptible rights </li></ul>...
What water is needed? <ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul>
What water is needed? <ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During July – August </li></ul></ul>
What water is needed? <ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During July – August </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
What water is needed? <ul><li>Over 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>500,000 - 750,000 acre-ft / yr </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 for com...
Where will the water come from?
Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul>
Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation: conveyance/on farm </li></ul></ul>
Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation: conveyance/on farm </li></ul></u...
Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation: conveyance/on farm </li></ul></u...
Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstem and tribut...
How would the water be available?
A State Water Bank <ul><li>Reserves for fish and existing interruptible rights </li></ul><ul><li>Deposits lead to new perm...
What do we need to make it work?
Management program <ul><li>Compliance ~ unauthorized use </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency for new uses </li></ul><ul><li>Meter...
How much  will it cost? How long will it take?
Cost and time … <ul><li>Costs of water vary … but the program can be affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Now ~ ongoing conservati...
Who pays?
Who pays?  <ul><li>A combination of ~ </li></ul><ul><li>state public funding </li></ul><ul><li>private water user fees </l...
Who pays? <ul><li>State public funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water to establish the bank </li></ul></ul>
Who pays? <ul><li>State public funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water to establish the bank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water ...
Who pays? <ul><li>Water user fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repay a portion of state funding </li></ul></ul>
Who pays? <ul><li>Water user fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repay a portion of state funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand...
Who pays? <ul><li>Water user fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repay a portion of state funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand...
Who pays?  <ul><li>Public benefits + economic values </li></ul><ul><li>warrant public investment </li></ul><ul><li>allow f...
Columbia River Initiative <ul><li>Meet the needs … </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risks … </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Columbia River Initiative State Proposal – Discussion Draft April 2004
  2. 2. Program objectives <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul>
  3. 3. What water is needed? <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing interruptible rights </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What water is needed? <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing interruptible rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending applications </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What water is needed? <ul><li>Meet the water supply needs … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing interruptible rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future growth (20 %) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What water is needed? <ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul>
  7. 7. What water is needed? <ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During July – August </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What water is needed? <ul><li>Reduce the risk to fish … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During July – August </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target – 50 % more </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What water is needed? <ul><li>Over 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>500,000 - 750,000 acre-ft / yr </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 for communities </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 for fish </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where will the water come from?
  11. 11. Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation: conveyance/on farm </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation: conveyance/on farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing storage and conveyance </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation: conveyance/on farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing storage and conveyance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New, multipurpose storage (future) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Where will it come from? <ul><li>Water Use Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstem and tributaries </li></ul><ul><li>(Aquifer protection?) </li></ul>
  16. 16. How would the water be available?
  17. 17. A State Water Bank <ul><li>Reserves for fish and existing interruptible rights </li></ul><ul><li>Deposits lead to new permits, by processing pending applications </li></ul><ul><li>Also serve as water market </li></ul>
  18. 18. What do we need to make it work?
  19. 19. Management program <ul><li>Compliance ~ unauthorized use </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency for new uses </li></ul><ul><li>Metering for all uses </li></ul><ul><li>Connect tributaries to mainstem </li></ul><ul><li>Bank reporting </li></ul>
  20. 20. How much will it cost? How long will it take?
  21. 21. Cost and time … <ul><li>Costs of water vary … but the program can be affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Now ~ ongoing conservation, existing acquisitions, other? </li></ul><ul><li>Later ~ planned conservation, improved storage </li></ul><ul><li>Funding will affect timing </li></ul>
  22. 22. Who pays?
  23. 23. Who pays? <ul><li>A combination of ~ </li></ul><ul><li>state public funding </li></ul><ul><li>private water user fees </li></ul>
  24. 24. Who pays? <ul><li>State public funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water to establish the bank </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Who pays? <ul><li>State public funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water to establish the bank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water for fish </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Who pays? <ul><li>Water user fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repay a portion of state funding </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Who pays? <ul><li>Water user fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repay a portion of state funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand the bank </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Who pays? <ul><li>Water user fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repay a portion of state funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand the bank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partially fund management </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Who pays? <ul><li>Public benefits + economic values </li></ul><ul><li>warrant public investment </li></ul><ul><li>allow for reasonable user fees </li></ul>
  30. 30. Columbia River Initiative <ul><li>Meet the needs … </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the risks … </li></ul>

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