Opinion: Sites Reservoir a generational opportunity to tackle California’s drought challenges
The circumstance we find ourselves in today is a prime example of why we need to build Sites Reservoir now. Just a few years ago, in 2017 and 2019, we experienced a series of atmospheric river events that produced so much runoff that it overtopped our flood control system … If Sites Reservoir had been in place during that time, not only could we have avoided many of those flooding impacts, but we also would have captured and stored much of this excess runoff for use in a dry year like we are currently experiencing.
-Written by Robert Cheng, assistant general manager of the Coachella Valley Water District, and Charley Wilson, executive director of the Southern California Water Coalition.
- Chico Enterprise-Record: Editorial: Stop the delays — let’s get Sites on track