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STATEMENT: MOU Important to Advancing Voluntary Agreements, Increasing Habitat Work on the American River

By March 30, 2022News, News & Info

The Regional Water Authority today issued the following statement regarding the “Memorandum of Understanding” signed today by the State of California and local water agencies to advance an agreement on measures to provide additional water flows and new habitat to help improve conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed:

“Today’s agreement is an important milestone in advancing the voluntary agreement process. For the Sacramento region, the VA process offers a path to increasing the pace and scale of the habitat work we are doing on the American River, providing water to the environment, and funding local infrastructure projects that make our water supply more resilient. This framework is consistent with our longstanding approach to managing American River flows sustainably to meet the needs of our communities and the environment, while recognizing its role in California’s water system. We are committed to working with our state and federal partners and other local water providers to move the voluntary agreement forward.”