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Mayor of San Jose Urges SCVWD Participation in WaterFix
Letter from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo to SCVWD

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) has an opportunity to update California’s infrastructure and secure the region’s water supply. By participating in the California WaterFix, the SCVWD would help provide a way to move Sierra Nevada water through the Delta and to our homes and businesses.


The delta tunnels plan is costly, risky and unfair to L.A. It’s also the right thing to do
L.A. Times Editorial

In voting Tuesday to pay two-thirds of the cost of building two tunnels to divert river water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and direct it southward, the Southern California Metropolitan Water District’s board bought into a plan that’s costly, risky, uncertain and unfair. And it is taking its ratepayers with it, because they will have to shoulder the costs on their water bills.


Metropolitan Water District Votes to Support WaterFix: Statement from DWR Director Nemeth
DWR Director Statement on MWD Vote

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Metropolitan Water District Board (MWD) voted 61 percent to 39 percent in support of California WaterFix in its entirety. The Department of Water Resources released this statement from Director Karla Nemeth regarding the Board’s decision:


Governor Brown Issues Statement on Metropolitan Water District’s Vote to Support WaterFix
Governor Brown Statement on MWD Vote

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today’s vote by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors to support WaterFix, California’s effort to modernize the state’s water infrastructure:


The Delta is dying. The planet is warming. Is California too focused on the tunnels?
Sacramento Bee Editorial

For far too long, too many leaders in California have had tunnel vision – Gov. Jerry Brown, local elected officials, water district executives. The epic battle over the Delta tunnels – how many, how big, who pays – has consumed this state, in one form or another, for generations. It has occupied legions of scientists and armies of lawyers – “a million hours” of study, as the governor once put it. The most recent environmental impact report has 90,000 pages of findings in it


Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes
New Report from U.C. Davis Scientists - WaterFix Could Help Save Native Fish Species

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the heart of California’s water delivery system, connecting the precipitation-rich regions of the north with the dry farmlands and demanding urban areas of the south and coast, including the Bay Area. Scarce water resources create conflicts between people and fishes; as demand by people for water grows, less water is available for the environment.


The Case for California WaterFix
Op-ed in CityWatch L.A.

After a recent presentation by DWP about the status of remediation of underground water in the San Fernando Valley, I realized two things; first, they are doing a great job at building facilities to remove the underground toxins in these areas from the useful water for us Angelinos, and second, none of these measures are going to directly increase the water supply to Southern California. Which leaves us with a big question — how do we ensure our water supply in this desert we inhabit?


Economic Analysis Shows Value of Investing in WaterFix
WaterFix Cost-Benefit Analysis

The WaterFix Cost-Benefit Analysis analyzes the value of water system improvements and the related costs and benefits to potential participants in both the urban and agricultural sectors.


DWR Proposes Staged Implementation for WaterFix
Project Implementation Details

DWR is proposing to pursue WaterFix as planned, but also explore an option to stage implementation. This approach is directly responsive to the stated needs of the participating agencies, and would align the project with current funding commitments. It would also allow us to take significant steps toward improving environmental conditions.


Secretary Laird Comments on WaterFix Vote by Santa Clara Valley Water District
CNRA Press Release

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by Santa Clara Valley Water District to participate in the California WaterFix project.


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