On behalf of Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, I am pleased to provide input for the scoping process of the single-tunnel Delta conveyance project now being advanced by the California Department of Water Resources under the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom.
The need for this project remains greater than ever. Even as Southern California continues to diversity its overall water portfolio by developing local supplies and lowering demand, high-quality supplies from Northern California will remain a vital foundation of our water management strategy. This supply makes viable new initiatives such as
Upper District’s 60th Anniversary Newsletter
February 2020: Upper District’s Becomes Member Agency of MWD
Daily Tribune, July 15, 1960 – Newspaper articles published about the studies seeking alternative sources of water.
Water Supply for the San Gabriel Valley, 1963 – Pamphlet distributed by Upper District and other organizations urging voters to vote YES on the March 12, 1963 election.
Board Director of Upper District stands on USG-3 Connection in San Gabriel Canyon.
Foothill Feeder, Proposed Service connection, September 2, 1969 – Upper District accepted Metropolitan Water District plans for the construction of the USG-3 Connection in the San Gabriel Canyon.
Agreement for construction by General Manager Henry Mills of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for the USG-3 Connection.
The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday formed a special committee to provide input on how the region’s water supplies will be developed and managed over the next two decades.
The committee has been tasked with making recommendations to the full board on how to update Metropolitan’s blueprint for long-term planning, known as the Integrated Water Resources Plan.
Originally adopted in 1996 and updated every five years, the 25-year plan takes an in-depth look at ways to achieve long-term supply reliability for Southern California in the face of evolving challenges such as climate change, demographic shifts and supply costs. It establishes targets for a diversified and cost efficient water supply portfolio, including imports from Northern California and the Colorado River, conservation, recycling, groundwater storage and clean up, storm water recharge and desalination.
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