NOTICE: Agenda and workbook now online for Southeastern CA Water Conveyance Public Workshops

Public workshop to focus on water conveyance needs and funding options in Colorado River and South Lahontan region

From the California Water Commission:

The California Water Commission is conducting a series of public workshops as part of its efforts to assess a potential state role in financing conveyance projects that could help meet needs in a changing climate. The Commission’s goal with these workshops is to learn from diverse voices across the state. Participants from the region are encouraged to share their perspective on conveyance infrastructure needs and priorities, effective partnerships, public benefits of conveyance, possible criteria to assess resilience, efforts in preparing for changing hydrology, and effective financing mechanisms. The workshops are not associated with the pending proposal to improve conveyance through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The first workshop will focus on Southeastern California, including the Colorado River region and the Mono, Inyo and San Bernardino County region, to be followed by workshops centered on Southern, Northern and Central California. The Southeastern California regional workshop will be co-hosted* by the Imperial Irrigation District and the San Diego County Water Authority.

Southeastern California (Colorado River, South Lahontan)

The workshops will be conducted via the web-based videoconferencing service Zoom. More detailed instructions on how to use Zoom and participate in the meeting can be found on the Commission website.

The Commission will use the information gathered at the regional workshops to help formulate its recommendations on a potential state role in financing climate-resilient conveyance. The draft paper will be available for public comment before it is finalized and presented to the Administration in mid-2021. For more details and a complete schedule of workshops, visit cwc.ca.gov/Programs-and-Topics.

* The Commission thanks co-hosts and supporters for assisting with information outreach to connect interested parties to the regional workshops.

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The nine-member California Water Commission uses its public forum to explore water management issues from multiple perspectives and to formulate recommendations to advise the director of the California Department of Water Resources, and as appropriate, the California Natural Resources Agency, the Governor and Legislature on ways to improve water planning and management in response to California’s changing hydrology. For more information regarding the California Water Commission visit cwc.ca.gov.

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