Press Release: ACWA Comments on Release of Preliminary BDCP Chapters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2013

Contact:  Lisa Lien-Mager, Director of Communications, 916/441-4545 or 530/902-3815 (cell)

 

ACWA Comments on Release of Preliminary BDCP Chapters

Documents Seen as Significant Step in a Critical Process

SACRAMENTO – Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following statement today on the release of the first four chapters of the preliminary draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The plan is a long-term effort to provide a more reliable water supply for California by modifying Delta conveyance facilities to create a more natural flow pattern and implementing a suite of ecosystem restoration measures.

 

“Today’s release of the first four chapters of the preliminary BDCP is indeed a milestone in this long-term effort to restore the Delta ecosystem and improve water supply reliability for 25 million Californians and millions of acres of farmland.

 

“The BDCP is likely our best opportunity to put California on a path to retool our water system for the 21st century. It needs to be successful as part of a broader statewide policy that works for the state as whole.

 

“We encourage the Obama and Brown administrations to maintain the momentum, gather information and input through the public process, and then act on a comprehensive solution.”

 

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 440 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit www.acwa.com.

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Association of California Water Agencies