Summary: S.2248 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/20/2000)

Colusa Basin Watershed Integrated Resources Management Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide financial assistance for use by the Colusa Basin Drainage District, California, or by local agencies acting under California's Colusa Basin Drainage Act, for planning, design, environmental compliance, and construction required in carrying out eligible projects in the Colusa Basin Watershed to: (1) reduce the risk of damage to urban and agricultural areas from flooding or the discharge of drainage water or tailwater; (2) assist in groundwater recharge efforts to alleviate overdraft and land subsidence; or (3) construct, restore or preserve wetland and riparian habitat; and (4) capture surface water or stormwater for conservation, conjunctive use, and increased water supplies. Requires the Secretary to ensure that funded projects are not inconsistent with watershed protection and environmental restoration efforts being carried out under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act or the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.

Directs the Secretary to require that the District and cooperating non-Federal agencies or organizations pay: (1) 25 percent of project construction costs; and (2) 100 percent of project operation, maintenance, and replacement and rehabilitation costs. Permits funds made available under this Act to: (1) be used to fund all costs incurred for planning, design, and environmental compliance activities by the District or by local agencies; and (2) be made available only to a District or a local agency that enters into a binding agreement with the Secretary that provides that the District or local agency shall pay the non-Federal share of construction costs and that governs the funding of planning, design, and compliance activities costs.

Authorizes appropriations.