Opinion: Broad-based buy-in is key to Bay-Delta water plan
California is at a transformational moment when it comes to managing water. As aridification of the western United States intensifies, we have an opportunity to advance a better approach to flow management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and our rivers through a process of voluntary agreements to update the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan. The agreements, signed by parties from Red Bluff to San Diego, propose a new structure for managing water resources in the Delta and beyond in a way that is collaborative, innovative and foundational for adapting to climate realities while benefiting communities, farms, fish and wildlife.
-Written by Jennifer Pierre, the general manager of the State Water Contractors, an association of 27 public water agencies; and David Guy, president of the Northern California Water Association, which represents Sacramento Valley water interests.