Irrigators fear water plan secrecy as a way to undermine their ability to collect costs
The Central Valley Project, a controversial water plan designed to expand the irrigation supply for the county, is in “a state of limbo,” California drought activists warn. The water project would increase water supplies to 7 million people.
But in an open letter to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Gov. Jerry Brown, the Central Valley Restoration Coalition accuses the project’s public information panel, the Federal Water Project, of engaging in “a coordinated campaign to stop t카지노 송금 알바he public from knowing about how important water quality monitoring will be for drought-stricken Central Valley counties and for residents in drought-ridden communities.”
“The FWP has made it clear their policy is to hide from members of the public critical information about how critical water quality monitoring will be in order to maximize the utility’s profits,” the group argues in the letter, signed by environmental law activists from across California.
The Central Valley Project, dubbed the “most important water project in the state,” is an aqueduct system that would transfer millions of acre-feet of water from Sacramento to the Central Valley each winter to meet the State Water Project’s water demand for drought-stricken areas throughout the nation.
Despite its name, the project is part of an integrated water plan that includes more than 200 water projects covering more than 4,000 square miles. The plan is part of the California Water Project, designed to create 200 million acre-feet of water each year that would n바카라 출 목표ot be available on dry and hot weather, according to the Southern California Water Coalition.
Water rights activists are concerned because the plan creates a two-tiered system. On one hand, the water project allows water companies to sell to private developers, even러시아 카지노 though groundwater uses less water, the coalition argues. Water rights advocates also say water use would increase and that water will be more expensive to tap when compared to other sources, including irrigation.
The project was first announced in August 2012. By the time it was formally announced, the plan involved a number of major changes. Under the plan, the Central Valley’s water use would increase by nearly 30 percent and groundwater use would drop 50 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to a joint report with the water consortium.
A year before the project’s formal release, water company spokesman Josh Smith says the projected improvements would not have been possible without a major water improvement from the FWP. Since 2007, the FWP had taken steps to improve drinking water quality and to reduc