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Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed Program (Chapter 6, Article 6)

Financial Assistance Programs – Grants and Loans

Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed Program (Chapter 6, Article 6)

Amount: Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed Program - $15 million for grants to fund specified types of projects in the Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed.

Appropriations: Subject to appropriation by the Legislature.

Program Description
This is a new program that will provide local assistance to a joint powers agency for watershed management and flood control projects consistent with the Lake Elsinore Management Plan that accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Preserve agricultural land
  • Protect wildlife habitat
  • Protect and enhance recreational resources
  • Improve lake water quality

Historical Implementation
The SWRCB has previously provided loan funding to SAWPA, one of the joint powers member agencies, for similar types of projects.

Implementation Process/Timetable

  • May 2000 - Locals formed a joint powers agency.
  • June 2000 - Governor signed the State Fiscal Year (FY) 2000-01 Budget, including $8 million for the Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed Program.
  • September 2000 - SWRCB will initiate a contract with the joint powers agency or their designated representative regarding program management.
  • December 2000 - The joint powers agency will provide SWRCB a priority list of projects for FY 2000-01.
  • FY 2000-01 - SWRCB approves, as necessary, individual projects for funding.
  • March 2000 - The joint powers agency provides SWRCB Priority List of Projects for FY 2001-02.
  • FY 2001-02 - SWRCB approves, as necessary, individual projects for funding.

Questions or Comments?

  • Please Contact:
    Bill Campbell at (916) 341-5499
    State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
    Division of Water Quality
    1001 "I" Street, 15th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814-2828
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