ICYMI – PPIC Report: CA WaterFix Would Improve Water Reliability & Storage


SACRAMENTO – This week, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) published a report which highlights the need for the Governor’s California WaterFix, saying the project would improve the reliability of our water supply and improve our ability to move water to storage for use in dry years. The report, titled “Water Stress and a Changing San Joaquin Valley,” outlines potential solutions for increasing water delivery reliability in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley.

The Public Policy Institute of California and their Water Policy Center conducts nonpartisan independent research with a focus on the economy, environment and society.

Below is an excerpt of the report:

“Improving Delta conveyance and Northern California storage. Given the importance of Delta imports to much of the valley, options to increase—or at least stabilize—Delta supplies are of great interest (Nelson et al. 2016). The proposal to improve Delta conveyance by building tunnels underneath the Delta to move water from the Sacramento River to the pumps in the southern Delta—known as California WaterFix—is not currently projected to greatly increase imports beyond current levels, but it would improve their reliability. And by increasing the flexibility of water operations in the Delta, new conveyance also could make it easier for water users to benefit from water trading and new storage in the Sacramento Valley.”

Click here to read the full PPIC report.

About Californians for Water Security:

CWS is a growing coalition of more than 12,000 California citizens and more than 180 organizations representing business leaders, labor, family farmers, local governments, water experts, environmentalists, public safety officials, infrastructure groups, taxpayer associations, and others who support the plan to fix California’s broken water distribution system. The Governor’s plan was drafted after nearly a decade of scientific review and analysis by leading water experts and conservationists and has received input from leading scientists and engineers. The coalition is waging an active advertising, grassroots lobbying, social media and public advocacy campaign to support this important project to fix our aging water distribution infrastructure and improve water reliability and security throughout the state.

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