“Farmers, ranchers and dairy professionals are now identified as being among the beneficial uses and users of groundwater whose interests must be considered under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. This is the result of AB 321, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. … ”
The Freshwater Trust helps 19 agencies improve groundwater in northern California
From the Freshwater Trust:
“The Freshwater Trust (TFT) recently supported 19 local agencies to collaboratively and sustainably manage groundwater in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. …
“After years of drought, this legislation was California’s first attempt at preventing groundwater resources in the state from being overused and reversing declines where they are occurring, ” said Erik Ringelberg, TFT’s California director. “The Freshwater Trust was able to help these groups form GSAs and ultimately work together for the benefit of freshwater here in the Delta.” … ”
Voter poll reveals majority of Southern Californians support California Water Fix
From the Southern California Water Committee:
Governor Brown’s California WaterFix project has support from nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Southern California voters, according to results released today from a public opinion survey commissioned by the Southern California Water Committee (SCWC). California WaterFix will modernize and upgrade key sections of the state’s primary water delivery system, ensuring greater reliability and flexibility from the system that provides water from the Sierra Nevada mountains to Southern California, Central Valley and the Bay Area.
Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3), a third-party public opinion research and strategy firm, polled a random sample of 800 Southern California high-propensity voters to test awareness of and gauge support for California WaterFix. … ”
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