CALFED Bay-Delta Program heading
  • Governor Brown
  • John Laird, Resources Secretary
  • Joe Grindstaff, CALFED Director



AB Assembly Bill
ACT Agency Coordinating Team (CALFED)
AF Acre-foot/acre-feet
AFRP Anadromous fish restoration program (or plan)
ARWRI American River Water Resources Investigation
ASIP Action Specific Implementation Plan


BDAC Bay-Delta Advisory Council
BDCP Bay-Delta Conservation Plan
BDPAC Bay-Delta Public Advisory Council
B/C Benefit-to-cost (ratio)
BMP Best management practice


Cal/EPA California Environmental Protection Agency
CALFED CALFED Bay-Delta Program -- state (CAL) and federal (FED) agencies participating in Bay-Delta Accord
CALFED ROD CALFED Bay-Delta Program Record of Decision
CBDA California Bay-Delta Authority
CCMP Comprehensive conservation and management plan (CALFED)
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act
CESA California Endangered Species Act
CFS Cubic feet per second
COA Coordinated Operation Agreement (USBR/DWR)
CPUC California Public Utilities Commission
CRB Colorado River Board
CUWCC California Urban Water Conservation Council
CVHJV Central Valley Habitat Joint Venture
CVP Central Valley Project
CVPIA Central Valley Project Improvement Act
CWA Clean Water Act or California Waterfowl Association


D-1485 State Water Resources Control Board Water Right Decision 1485
DCC Delta Cross Channel
DEIR Draft environmental impact report
DEIS draft environmental impact statement
DFA California Department of Food and Agriculture
DFG California Department of Fish and Game
DHS California Department of Health Services
DMC Delta-Mendota Canal
DOC California Department of Conservation
DOF California Department of Finance
DPR Department of Parks and Recreation or Department of Pesticide Regulation
DRERIP Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan
DRMS Delta Risk Management Strategy
DWR California Department of Water Resources
DWRSIM DWR’s operations model for SWP/CVP system


EBMUD East Bay Municipal Utility District
EC Electrical conductivity
EDF Environmental Defense Fund
EIR Environmental impact report
EIS Environmental impact statement
ERP Ecosystem Restoration Program or Plan
ESA Endangered Species Act
ET Evapotranspiration
EWA Environmental Water Account


FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act
FED Federal Ecosystem Directorate (CALFED)
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FTDCCSDFF Frank's Tract Delta Cross Channel
South Delta Fish Facilities Workgroup
FY Fiscal Year


GCID Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GO General obligation
GPM Gallons per minute


HR House Resolution
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development


IDSP In-Delta Storage Project
IEP Interagency Ecological Program
IRP Integrated resources planning
IRWM Integrated Regional Water Management
ISB Independent Science Board
ISDP Interim South Delta Program


JPA Joint powers authority


kWh Kilowatt hour


LAFCO Local agency formation commission
LBG Los Banos Grandes
LEDPA Least environmentally damaging program alternative (404)
LVRE Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion


M meter
MAF Million acre-feet
MGD Million gallons per day
Mg/L Milligrams per liter
M&I Municipal & industrial
MOU Memorandum of understanding
MSCS Multi-Species Conservation Strategy
MTBE methyl tertiary butyl ether
MUD Municipal utility district
mW Megawatt
MWD Municipal water district or Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


NED National economic development (plan)
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NGO Non-governmental organization
NODOS North of Delta Off-Stream Storage
NOP Notice of preparation
NPDES National pollutant discharge elimination system
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
NWR National Wildlife Refuge


OCAP Operations Criteria and Plan
O&M Operations and maintenance


PCB Polychlorinated biphenyl
PEIR Programmatic environmental impact report
PEIS Programmatic environmental impact statement
PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PL Public Law
ppb Parts per billion
PROSIM USBR’s operations model for the CVP/SWP
psi Pounds per square inch
PSP Proposal Solicitation Package
PUC Public utility commission
PUD Public utility district




RBDD Red Bluff Diversion Dam
RCD Resource conservation district
RD Reclamation district
REGIS Research Program in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems
RO Reverse osmosis
ROD Record of Decision
RWQCB Regional Water Quality Control Board


SAFCA Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
SB Senate Bill
SB-34 Delta Flood Protection Act of 1988
SCCWRRS Southern California comprehensive water reclamation and reuse study
SDIP South Delta Improvements Program
SDWA South Delta Water Agency
SEIS Supplemental environmental impact statement
SFEP San Francisco Estuary Project
SFPUC San Francisco Public Utility Commission
SJRMP San Joaquin River Management Plan (or Program)
SLC San Luis Canal
SLD San Luis Drain
SLWRI Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation
SMPA Suisun Marsh Preservation Agreement
SRFCP Sacramento River Flood Control Project
SWP State Water Project
SWPP Source water protection program or supplemental water purchase program
SWRCB State Water Resources Control Board


TAF   Thousand acre-feet
TCD Temperature control device
TCE Trichloroethylene
TDF Through-Delta Facility
TDS Total dissolved solids
THM Trihalomethane
TOC Total organic carbon


UC University of California
UCD University of California, Davis
USACE US Army Corps of Engineers
USBLM U.S. Bureau of Land Management
USBR US Bureau of Reclamation
USDOE U.S. Department of Energy
USDOI U.S. Department of the Interior
USEPA US Environmental Protection Agency
USFS US Forest Service
USFWS US Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS US Geological Survey
USJRBSI Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation
USNMFS U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
USNOAA U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
UV Ultraviolet


VAMP Vernalis adaptive management plan
VOC Volatile organic compound


WMI Watershed management initiative
WQCP Water quality control plan
WR 95-6 SWRCB Order WR 95-6
WUE Water Use Efficiency
WWD Westlands Water District