Vidak on No Water for the Central Valley: Catastrophic!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement in response to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announcement that the Central Valley will get none of the water it needs next year:

A zero percent water allocation for our Valley is catastrophic! We need the pumps turned on now for immediate relief and a water bond on the November ballot that fully funds water storage to protect us in the future.

The affected areas in Vidak's Senate District 16 are:

  • Tulare Lake Water Storage District
  • Kern County Water Agency
  • Empire Westside Irrigation District
  • Kings County
  • Dudley Ridge Water District

These five areas, which requested 1.1 million acre-feet of water, will not get a drop of water.