Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement regarding the Central Valley Project water allocation announcement made on Tuesday by the Bureau of Reclamation.
“In the past, the amounts of rain we’ve seen this year would mean significantly higher South-of-Delta water allocations. Instead, municipal and industrial water users have seen their allocation increased to 80 percent, while the allocation for agriculture has risen to only 55 percent. Every other federal water user in the state will continue to receive 100 percent of their contractual allocation.
“This disconnect illustrates the need for a comprehensive water solution with both short-term and long-term measures. We need to focus on ecosystem repair as well as new storage and infrastructure to capture and divert the types of abundant flood flows we are seeing this year.”
Information on the CVP announcement is available here.