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COST ALLOCATION AND PROBABLE REPAYMENT
CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT INCLUDING SAN LUIS UNIT
COST ALLOCATION AND PROBABLE RE PAYMENT
INVESTMENT TL MYASTAJ SADO QVA HOT $114,869,300 TU NON-REIMBURSABLE
M.& l. $35,970,000 $26,248,000
Mr. ASPINALL. Are there any further questions of Mr. Bellport? Hearing none, gentlemen, we wish to thank you for your appear
If we do have unanswered questions, at the end of the hearing, we shall ask you to return.
Mr. AANDAHL. Thank you.
Mr. ASPINALL. The next witness to come before the committee this morning is Mr. Harvey O. Banks, director, department of water resources, the State of California. He comes representing the State of California.
We are very pleased to have you before the committee again, Mr. Banks. If you have anyone you wish to have with you at the witness table, you may do so.
Mr. BANKS. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen of the committee, it is a pleasure to appear before you again. May I say I have with me Mr. Porter A. Towner, chief counsel of my department.
I have a rather short formal statement, Mr. Chairman, and then I would be glad to answer any questions that the committee wishes to ask.
Mr. ASPINALL. You may proceed.
STATEMENT OF HARVEY O. BANKS, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF
WATER RESOURCES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCOMPANIED BY PORTER A. TOWNER, CHIEF COUNSEL, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Mr. BANKS. My name is Harvey O. Banks. I am director of water resources of the State of California. I am pleased to appear before your subcommittee today in support of authorization by the Congress of Federal participation in a joint venture with the State of California in the construction of works to serve the San Luis unit service area in western Fresno County, Calif., and the service area of the State's Feather River project in Kings and Kern Counties and in southern California.
It was my understanding that four bills were to be before this committee today: H. R. 6035 (Sisk), H. R. 2452 (Hosmer), H. R, 2521 (Utt), and H. R. 7295 (Gubser). I am informed that H. R. 9969 is also before the committee.
I have not prepared a formal statement on the last bill because of lack of time; but, with your permission, I should like to speak extemporaneously on that bill at the end of my formal statement.
Mr. ASPINALL. You may do so.
Mr. BANKS. All of these bills would authorize Federal participation in the construction of reclamation project works in the San Luis area, on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in California. All of the bills provide for Federal-State cooperation in the undertaking, to the end that the San Luis facilities can be utilized to deliver water to the proposed Federal service area which is principally in Fresno County and also to deliver water to the service areas of the State's Feather River project in the San Joaquin Valley and southern California. I am convinced that Federal-State cooperation in this undertaking is essential. Furthermore, I believe that successful coordinated construction and operation of the project could be achieved under any 1 of the 4 bills, or shall I say now 5 bills.
As some of you may know, the California Department of Water Resources has developed the California water plan, which has been published as bulletin No. 3 of the department. This plan is the result of some 10 years' work and an expenditure of approximately $8 million.
The California water plan is intended to be a master plan to guide, assist, and coordinate the development, conservation, and utilization of California's water resources for the benefit of all areas of the State. Construction of projects contemplated by the plan will require the expenditure of some $12 billion. It is obvious that expenditures of this magnitude cannot be made solely by any one entity and that the combined efforts of State, Federal, and local interests will be essential if California's water resources are to be developed in a proper and timely manner.