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August 2013
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Economic report shows overall net benefits of Bay Delta Conservation Plan at roughly $5 billion


Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta

On Monday, August 5, the state released a new draft economic report on the costs and benefits of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The report says the BDCP, the Governor’s plan to revitalize the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and stabilize water deliveries, shows a net benefit to California residents of roughly $5 billion. Key findings include creation of 177,000 construction- and habitat restoration-related jobs; avoidance of water shortages that could cost 1 million jobs; increased statewide economic activity of $84 billion over 50 years and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.

Click here to read report.

Click here to read Metropolitan’s General Manager Jeff Kightlinger’s statement.

Click here to read California Natural Resources Agency’s Press Release.


Metropolitan At Work

2013 Innovative Conservation Program

Metropolitan is teaming with the Bureau of Reclamation, Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Central Arizona Project on the Innovative Conservation Planning Program, aimed at discovering the next round of water-saving devices and technologies to advance water-use efficiency. The ICP, launched on August 1, focuses on proposals for landscape irrigation and the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors.

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