More Federal Water Headed To The Central Valley

More federal water will be on the way to valley farmers in the future thanks to a new project.

A number of federal and state leaders were on hand Thursday in Tracy, to break ground on the water system improvement project called “the intertie”.

The $28 million project will connect the Delta–Mendota Canal to the California Aqueduct, to help move water.

The distance between the canals is only about 500 feet, between the intersections of Interstates 580 and 205, which is where the intertie will be built.

State leaders say this is just the beginning of what farmers, and Californians, need to sustain an adequate water supply.

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Congresswoman Grace Napolitano Headlines Joint WRD And County Sanitation Districts Press Event

Federal Funds Awarded to Help Develop Local Water Supplies

Lakewood, CA /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-38th) today announced the award of $300,000 in 2010 WaterSmart funding to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). At a joint press conference with officials from WRD and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Napolitano said the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) award will be used to develop WRD’s Groundwater Basin Master Plan.

“WRD’s grant application was among the highest rated in the country,” Napolitano said, “reflecting the national importance of developing local water supplies in our region to reduce reliance on increasingly vulnerable and expensive imported supplies from Northern California and the Colorado River.”

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