Low Federal Water Allocation Points to Need for Solutions

Sacramento – Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Timothy Quinn issued the following statement today on the updated 2010 water supply allocations by the federal Bureau of Reclamation for the Central Valley Project. The Bureau announced that agricultural contractors on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley can expect a 25% supply, up from 5% forecasted in February. In a separate statement, the California Department of Water Resources announced it is unable to increase its 15% water supply allocation to its contractors at this time due to below-average storage in Lake Oroville, the State Water Project’s principal reservoir.

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