Metropolitan Water District (repealed)

The grant was repealed effective January 1, 2019.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.

The District was required by Section 6306 of the Public Resources Code to complete an annual financial statement and standardized reporting form for trust lands on or before December 31 of each year.

Below is a list of reports the District submitted by fiscal year:

Statute Description
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REPEALED by Chapter 742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.
Staff Report Description
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

AB 691 – Proactively Planning for Sea-Level Rise Impacts

AB 691 (Muratsuchi) Chapter 592, Statutes of 2013, involves sea-level rise and granted public trust lands. Assessing the impacts of sea-level rise on these lands is a management priority for grantees.

Read more about AB 691 assessments and learn about local sea-level rise planning efforts.


Program Manager
Reid Boggiano

Dredging Notices & Financial Reports
Michaela Moser