Metropolitan Water District

The Grant reverts to the State as of January 1, 2019

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands adjacent to the Bolsa Chica State Park in 1967. The grant was for purposes of constructing and operating a nuclear powered sea water desalting plant and other necessary plants and equipment in connection with the production and delivery of fresh water, electricity and any incidental byproducts.

  • Staff Report
    11/27/2017 (80)

    Consider sponsoring state legislation in the second half of the 2017-18 legislative session that would repeal the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California statutory trust grant

  • Granting Statutes
    Digest / Bill Information

    Chapter 1520, Statutes of 1967

    REPEALED by Chapter 742

    An act granting certain tide and submerged lands to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California upon certain trusts and conditions and for other public purposes. providing for the removal of the public trust for commerce, navigation and fisheries upon certain portions of said lands granted hereby upon the improvement of said portions of said lands for the use and benefit of all of the people of the state and granting an easement across certain state lands now owned and to be acquired for the purpose of connecting such tide and submerged lands to the mainland by means of a causeway.
    Chapter 1189, Statutes of 1972 An act making an appropriation for the development of Bolsa Chica State Beach.
    Chapter 742, Statutes of 2018 An act to ... repeal Chapter 1520 of the Statutes of 1967, relating to public resources, and making an appropriation therefor.

Granted Lands Program

Annual Financial Statements

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Chief, External Affairs Division
Sheri Pemberton
(916) 574-1800

Public Land Management Specialist
Reid Boggiano
(916) 574-0450