INITIATIVE. Amends Public Resources Code to designate specified portions of the main stem of the Stanislaus River as components of the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Prohibits construction or operation of flood control structure which would substantially diminish the public use or enjoyment of the specified portions of the river. Does not prohibit structural or nonstructural measures necessary for flood protection provided that such measures would adversely affect those designated portions of the river only for necessary temporary flood storage. Allows Legislature to amend measure by two-thirds vote. Financial impact: Minor cost to state.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2615235; A: 47.1; N: 2935365; B: 52.9
Dennis Vierra, State Director, Friends of the Ricer; Joyce Koupal, Los Angeles County Energy Commission; Marge Mobley, Director, Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce
John Hertle, President, Stanislaus River Flood Control Association; Alexander Hildebrand, Member, Sierra Club; Director, South Delta Water Agency; Paul McKeehan, Water Projects Chairman, Associated Sportsmen of California
Rebuttal Against Author
Dennis Vierra, State Director, Friends of the River; Joyce Koupal, Los Angeles County Energy Commission; Marge Mobley, Director, Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce
WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS INITIATIVE California Proposition 17 (1974).