Opponents of Project Commend State Officials for Rejecting False Claims of “Public Benefits” by Project’s Backers
FRESNO – The Kings River Water Association (KRWA), representing opponents of the proposal by Kern County-based Semitropic Water Storage District to export floodwater from the Kings River basin for the benefit of private landholders outside the area, today praised the California Water Commission (CWC) for its further analysis of the purported benefits of Semitropic’s proposal. After a thorough review of Semitropic’s appeal of CWC staff’s initial evaluation, the proposal has been deemed eligible for no public funds through the state’s Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP).
Read Full Story “California Water Commission: Upon Further Review, Staff Determines “Tulare Lake Storage & Floodwater Protection Project” Eligible for $0 of Public Funds “
Semitropic Water Storage District seeks $452 million of Prop 1 funds for project that would jeopardize groundwater sustainability and “human right to water” in disadvantaged communities, lacks water right or entitlement to the water they seek to export
FRESNO – More than 40 local governments, elected officials, water districts, and small business leaders from Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties have formally announced their opposition to a proposal from Semitropic Water Storage District known as the “Tulare Lake Storage & Floodwater Protection Project.”
Read Full Story “Fresno, Kings, Tulare Counties & Cities, Elected Leaders, Water Districts, Small Business Leaders Unite in Opposition to “Tulare Lake Storage & Floodwater Protection Project””