ECPAC Newsletter – January 2022
In October, the Governor expanded his original drought emergency declaration to the entire state, resulting in an initial 0% allocation on the Central Valley and State Water Projects. Even with December being the 19th wettest in 127 years, 2021 finished as the 42nd driest year. Last week, the State Water Project’s allocation moved to 15%, while the Central Valley allocation has yet to move. 2022 is starting as another challenging year, making the Exchange Contractors PAC efforts critical. Initial forecasts show the possibility of a non-Critical year for the Exchange Contractors and a 0% allocation for the CVP Contractors. The focus on California water rights will continue to be intense in 2022 – we need to be proactive!
Membership Meeting Featuring Chris White
Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for our next in-person Member Meeting. Our featured speaker will be Chris White, Executive Director of the San Joaquin River Water Exchange Contractors. Chris will provide a water and operations update. This is one not to miss!
The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The Cabrillo Room at The Mission De Oro. Heavy appetizers will be provided, and registration is required.
The ECPAC Board of Directors welcomes Will Pruitt from IDC Supply and Ross Filippini from David Santos Farming. We are excited to have their knowledge and experience at the table. If you are interested in serving, please contact Cannon Michael at Cannon@Bfarm.com.
To be effective and able to influence both sides of the aisle – at the Federal, State, and Local levels – we need to raise money. Your contributions are investments in influencing better policy decisions, resulting in improved water reliability and property rights protection.
For more information on ways to contribute or to give online, visit ecwaterpac.com/landowners.
As a reminder, the ECPAC website, www.ecwaterpac.com, has useful links, information, and resources. If you are looking for information on your federal or state elected officials, links are provided.