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Program B: Water Resources

Program Authorization: R.S.: 38:1-3098, 3451-3463

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of this program is to provide for the effective administration and implementation of projects relating to controlling, developing, conserving and protecting Louisiana's water resources to meet the current and future needs of the citizens of the state. This program plans, develops, and manages the state's water resources in order to provide for future human and economic development needs. The goal of this program is to provide Louisiana citizens with water resources to meet their current and future needs in a flood free environment. The activities in this program are: Water Resources, Poverty Point Reservoir Commission, and Amite River Basin Commission.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. State General Fund support is recommended for the Amite River Basin Commission, the Poverty Point Reservoir Commission, and the 5th Levee District. The Interagency Transfers are from the Department of Public Safety, Office of Emergency Preparedness for the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Assistance Program. This program is intended to identify, prevent and solve flood plain management issues before they develop into problems requiring enforcement action. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are fees charged for the licensing of water well drillers. The Statutory Dedication is Transportation Trust Fund-Regular (TTF-Regular) which is comprised of revenue from taxes on fuels and vehicle licenses. The Federal Funds are for training classes in Washington, D.C. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$950,000

$3,620,931

39

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$10,616

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for Federal Funds to purchase computer equipment which would allow the dam safety program to remain in compliance with Federal guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

$950,000

   $3,631,547

39

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$20,788

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$0

$50,458

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($425,000)

($425,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments Other Charges for N. Terrebonne Drain & Lake Claiborne Marking Lanes

 $0

 $9,258

 0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

$30,000

0

 

Other Adjustments - For FEMA Grant for the Dam Safety Unit

$0

$72,898

0

 

Other Adjustments - For the Master Plan for a statewide water resource management and development program

$0

$256,382

5

 

New and Expanded Adjustments Water Resources Enhancement to implement organizational changes resulting in the reallocation of resources and the reassignment of duties for the Ports and Flood Control Priority Programs and five (5) positions

         

$525,000

$3,646,331

44

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($425,000)

$14,784

5

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 123.0% of the total request ($2,963,712) for this program. The decrease in funding is due to attrition, salary funding from other line items, and nonrecurring funding for North Terrebonne Drain and Lake Claiborne Marking Lanes.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$50,000

 

Completion of a master plan for a statewide water resources management and development program by determining authorities for carrying out state planning activities

$45,000

 

Inspection of a backlog of 1750 domestic and irrigation water well in District 03 in Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parish

 

 

 

$95,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$150,000

 

U. S. Geological Survey /Topographic Mapping to encourage and promote the graphic revision of primary series maps

$800

 

Capital City Court Reporters to record and transcribe testimony at DOTD administrative hearings for drillers alleged to be in violation of Water Well rules, regulations, and standards as required by R.S. 3096

$31,000

 

Sabine River Compact Commission

$550

 

Red River Compact Commission

$480,000

 

U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Program To maintain the existing Louisiana DOTD/U.S. Geological Survey stream gauging network and to increase the capability of the existing network to be incorporated in a statewide real-time flood monitoring system called "Louisiana Hydrowatch".

$275,000

 

Amite River Basin Commission

 $100,000

 

Poverty Point

$150,000

 

Fifth Levee District

     

$1,187,350

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

Interagency Transfers

$50,000

 

CIR DOQQ High Resolution Digital Images Map

 

 

 

$50,000

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

 

 

 

$53,988

Computers, monitors, software and office furniture

 

 

 

$53,988

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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