Stephen N. ArakawaManager, Bay Delta InitiativesCalifornia Contract Cities Association Annual Fall Seminar 2012October 6, ...
Regional water wholesaler   Serves 6 counties, 19 million people      5,200 square mile service area          170,000 peop...
25% Colorado River supplies30% State Water Project       (flowing through the Delta)45% Local Supplies    Los Angeles Aque...
Sierra Mountains                                 LA AqueductDelta                                       Colorado RiverStat...
Drinking Water for 25 Million Californians      Northern California     Southern California                     Central Va...
Los Angeles AqueductState WaterProject                                Colorado River Aqueduct              Local          ...
In-Delta                                  Consumptive                                      Use                            ...
Over 750 plant, bird, animal  and fish species, including:     Over 50 different fish species                             ...
Fishery Declines       Seismic Risk      Delta smelt        Bay Area Faults                    Sea Level Rise     Subsiden...
Announcement July 25, 2012       John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources         The Honorable Jerry Brown,...
Water Supply Conveyance   North Delta diversion   facilitiesHabitat Restoration   Up to 113,000 acresActions to reduce/eli...
Three pumping plants Two gravity flow tunnels (35 miles each)                 Sac River                                   ...
Ecological Conservation               Restoration &                                                                 Target...
Toxic pollutantsInvasive speciesPredator controlIllegal poachingHatchery practices                     14
O&M Improvements                  Capital                             Funding Source                                      ...
BDCP Delta Facilities               Cost                   Population Served          Per Capita Cost               $14 bi...
Storage &             Transfers               Storage &Colorado River                       Transfers      Conservation   ...
Reducing Reliance on Imports      Conservation:                       800,000 af/yr      Recycling:                       ...
Metropolitan is committed to meeting future additional                              water supply needs through local resou...
Status Quo   Ecosystem decline   Pumping restrictions (supply reduced 30%)Major Levee Failure   Up to three-year disruptio...
SWP supplies are essential to alternative supplyoptions   SWP provides baseline supplies that we   conserve and recycle   ...
Federal Agencies              Public Water AgenciesCouncil on Environmental        State Water ContractorsQuality         ...
State Organizations                          Regional Business OrganizationsAssociation of California Water Agencies     B...
Draft BDCP and EIR/S   Fall 2012Final BDCP and ROD     Summer 2013Habitat Restoration    2010-2050Tunnel Construction    2...
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(213) 217-6052                 sarakawa@mwdh2o.comwww.mwdh2o.com                                      26
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Steve Arakawa - Southern California Metropolitan Water District

  1. 1. Stephen N. ArakawaManager, Bay Delta InitiativesCalifornia Contract Cities Association Annual Fall Seminar 2012October 6, 2012
  2. 2. Regional water wholesaler Serves 6 counties, 19 million people 5,200 square mile service area 170,000 people/year $1 trillion regional economy 50%+ of region’s supply 2
  3. 3. 25% Colorado River supplies30% State Water Project (flowing through the Delta)45% Local Supplies Los Angeles Aqueduct Conservation Recycling Groundwater Desalination 3
  4. 4. Sierra Mountains LA AqueductDelta Colorado RiverState Water Aqueduct Project Conservation Local Groundwater & Recycling 4
  5. 5. Drinking Water for 25 Million Californians Northern California Southern California Central Valley Irrigation for half of the Nation’s Fruits and Vegetables 5
  6. 6. Los Angeles AqueductState WaterProject Colorado River Aqueduct Local 6
  7. 7. In-Delta Consumptive Use 4% MWD 4% Delta Exports Upstream 17% Consumptive Use 31% Pacific Ocean 48%Source: Governor’s Delta Vision Report (Estimated total annual runoff 32.85 maf) 7
  8. 8. Over 750 plant, bird, animal and fish species, including: Over 50 different fish species Chinook Salmon Over 225 bird species Egret Delta Ecosystem 8
  9. 9. Fishery Declines Seismic Risk Delta smelt Bay Area Faults Sea Level Rise Subsidence 9
  10. 10. Announcement July 25, 2012 John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources The Honorable Jerry Brown, California Governor Ken Salazar, United States Secretary of the InteriorEric Schwaab, Assistant Administrator, NOAA Fisheries (not pictured) 10
  11. 11. Water Supply Conveyance North Delta diversion facilitiesHabitat Restoration Up to 113,000 acresActions to reduce/eliminatestressors 11
  12. 12. Three pumping plants Two gravity flow tunnels (35 miles each) Sac River Sacramento 9,000 cfs State-of-the-art fish screens North Delta Diversion Forebay temporarily stores water pumped from river Tunnels StocktonSan Francisco Bay SWP Pumps South Delta Diversion CVP Pumps Preliminary Subject to Revision 12
  13. 13. Ecological Conservation Restoration & Targets Biological goals/objectives Preservation Nearly 60 species New Floodplain Up to 10,000 acres Accelerated habitat restoration Tidal Habitat Up to 65,000 acres 30,000 acres of aquatic Channel Margin 20 Levee Miles habitat over the next Riparian Up to 5,000 acres 15 years Grassland Up to 10,000 acres Other (Vernal pool, nontidal marsh, Up to 13,000 acres and alkali seasonal wetland) TOTAL Up to 113,000 acres 13
  14. 14. Toxic pollutantsInvasive speciesPredator controlIllegal poachingHatchery practices 14
  15. 15. O&M Improvements Capital Funding Source (Annual)Conveyance $14 billion $83 million Water ContractorsEco-Restoration & Fed/State/Water $3.6 billion $46 millionOther Stressors Contractors/Other “Users pay” for new conveyance facility and associated mitigation All “beneficiaries pay” for habitat conservation and other state-wide benefits of the plan Average Cost for Southern Californians ~ $5 - 6/month per householdMetropolitan’s share is approximately 25 percentThe $14 billion estimate per the Governor’s announcement (July 25, 2012)Other cost information from Dec-2010 BDCP document 15
  16. 16. BDCP Delta Facilities Cost Population Served Per Capita Cost $14 billion 25 million $560 (Per 7/25 Announcement) (3 million acres of Ag) San Francisco PUC Hetch Hetchy Project Repairs to protect against future seismic events, and to meet current building codes and drinking water regulations Cost Population Served Per Capita Cost $4.6 billion 2.5 million $1,840 Contra Costa Water District’s Los Vaqueros Project Improves water quality and provides emergency storage Cost Population Served Per Capita Cost $570 million 550,000 $1,036BDCP Economic Benefits and Financial Strategies, SCWC/The PFM Group, February 2012 16
  17. 17. Storage & Transfers Storage &Colorado River Transfers Conservation Conservation Aqueduct Colorado River Local Aqueduct Local State Water Supplies Supplies Project State Water Project Heavy dependence on Emphasis on conservation, local imported supplies supplies, storage & transfers 17
  18. 18. Reducing Reliance on Imports Conservation: 800,000 af/yr Recycling: 317,000 af/yr Groundwater Recovery: 92,000 af/yr Seawater: 46,000 af/yr (planned)Conservation represents regional actions both active & passiveRecycling & groundwater represents total regional production 2012 (MWD & member agency)Seawater represents 3 planned local projects 18
  19. 19. Metropolitan is committed to meeting future additional water supply needs through local resources and conservation $3,000 $1,000 - $2,500 2,300/AF $960 - $1,600 - 2,000/AF 2,000/AFSupply Cost ($/AF) $2,000 $300 - 1,300/AF $1,500 Local Supply Avg. ~ $1,400/AF $1,000 SWP with BDCP Improvements~ $850 $500 $0 Stormwater Groundwater Recycled Desalination Recovery * MWD estimates based on 2010 IRP Update workgroup process All supply costs exclude Water Stewardship Rate and indirect costs SWP costs include proposed improvement cost of $200/acre foot 19
  20. 20. Status Quo Ecosystem decline Pumping restrictions (supply reduced 30%)Major Levee Failure Up to three-year disruption of water deliveries $40 billion estimated impact to California’s economy 20
  21. 21. SWP supplies are essential to alternative supplyoptions SWP provides baseline supplies that we conserve and recycle SWP provides valuable water quality benefits Colorado River & groundwater blending RecyclingFeasibility of alternative supplies Example: desalination locations are limited 21
  22. 22. Federal Agencies Public Water AgenciesCouncil on Environmental State Water ContractorsQuality Central Valley ProjectDepartment of Interior ContractorsDepartment of CommerceDepartment of AgricultureUS Environmental Protection EnvironmentalAgencyDepartment of the Army Organizations American Rivers State Agencies Defenders of Wildlife Environmental DefenseNatural Resources Agency Natural Heritage InstituteDepartment of Water Resources The Bay InstituteDepartment of Fish/Game The Nature Conservancy 22
  23. 23. State Organizations Regional Business OrganizationsAssociation of California Water Agencies Bay Area CouncilCA Alliance for Jobs Central City Association of Los AngelesCalifornia Avocado Commission Chambers of Commerce Alliance, Ventura andCalifornia Building Industry Association Santa Barbara CountiesCalifornia Business Properties Assn. Inland Empire Economic PartnershipCalifornia Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Area Chamber of CommerceCalifornia Farm Water Coalition North Bay Leadership CouncilConstruction Industry Coalition on Water North Orange County Legislative Alliance Quality Orange County Business CouncilWestern Growers Association San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce San Diego Regional Economic DevelopmentLabor CorporationCA Conference of Carpenters San Gabriel Valley Economic PartnershipCalifornia State Council of Laborers San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of CommerceInternational Union of Operating Engineers San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley Leadership Group*Organizations listed on the Southern California Leadership CouncilSouthern California Water Committee South Bay Assn. of Chambers of Commercewebsite as supportive of advancing the United Chambers of San Fernando ValleyBDCP Valley Industry & Commerce Association 23
  24. 24. Draft BDCP and EIR/S Fall 2012Final BDCP and ROD Summer 2013Habitat Restoration 2010-2050Tunnel Construction 2016-2026 24
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  26. 26. (213) 217-6052 sarakawa@mwdh2o.comwww.mwdh2o.com 26

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