Central Valley Water Leaders Urge Newsom to Improve the Region’s Water Infrastructure With New Solutions

FRESNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CAwater–Last week, the Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley sent Governor Newsom a letter regarding the recent storms California received and proposed projects to improve the state’s water systems to support fluctuations in rainfall after years of drought. The coalition commended the administration for tackling California’s water issues with the Governor’s Water Resilience Portfolio and Water Supply Strategy initiative. However, to secure improved water systems in the San Joaquin Valley, the group requests collaborative efforts with Newsom’s administration moving forward.

The Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley suggests a set of resiliency projects that would enhance the administration’s current water agenda and support the Governor’s Water Resilience Portfolio. The projects are innovative solutions to resolve critical water issues facing the region. Actions such as reliable delivery of surplus water through the Delta are among the proposed projects.

Ian LeMay, Chair of the Board, commented, “We are encouraged by the Governor’s staff and their expressed interest in meeting to discuss the improvements needed for the water conveyance and storage infrastructure for the San Joaquin Valley. We look forward to having those critically important conversations very soon.”

To read the letter to Governor Newsom, click here.

About Water Blueprint

The Water Blueprint serves as the united voice to champion water resource policies and projects to maximize accessible, affordable, and reliable supplies for sustainable and productive farms and ranches, healthy communities, and thriving ecosystems in the San Joaquin Valley. The purpose of the Blueprint is simple; divert a portion of water in high precipitation years, to have as groundwater storage use in dry years. This principle will help prepare our region during periods of drought, while ensuring supplies for the agricultural and local communities.



Tracy Leach
Phone: (661) 327-1698
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://waterblueprintca.com/

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