Tag Archives: SWP Reliability

What Will Be the Final Allocation for California’s State Water Project in 2014?

One answer, who knows check back in April after Mother Nature speaks.  But, that is not helpful for planning.  Another approach, study the historic record of final SWP allocations.  The final SWP Allocation is expected to be 12%, with one-third chance that the final SWP allocation will be below the initial 5% allocation announced last November. Continue reading

A Modest Proposal to Restructure California’s State Water Project

Contractors of California’s State Water Project (“SWP”) are negotiating renewal of their SWP contracts that expire in 2037.  Rather than business as usual, California has an once in a generation opportunity to restructure the SWP along economic principles that facilitate better resource utilization, resolve lingering disputes over SWP water supply and transportation, and yield California billions of dollars.  How?  Auction the SWP’s water rights and facilities.  There are many issues to discuss.  Let the dialogue begin. Continue reading