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RALLY CALL! HELP STOP THE STATE WATER GRAB! Join Our Water Rally on August 20th

RALLY CALL! HELP STOP THE STATE WATER GRAB! Join Our Water Rally on August 20th
The State Water Board’s final Bay-Delta plan is out and it will take 40% of our Valley’s water. If adopted this plan will will severely hurt our economy, it will degrade the quality of our drinking water and will have a serious negative impact on our way of life in the Central Valley. Please CLICK here: https://bit.ly/2LoyXOG for information on supporting our VALLEY WATER RALLY on August 20th to Stop the State Water Grab. https://bit.ly/2LoyXOG

 

Mike Dunbar: We must fight the water grab, not just talk about it

Mike Dunbar: We must fight the water grab, not just talk about it
The state’s water grab is without precedent and has implications for all of California’s water rights holders. Turlock and Modesto are the state’s oldest irrigation districts with the state’s most ironclad rights. Like Oakdale, Merced and South San Joaquin, those rights are older than the state’s first water law. Read More

 

WATER WAR

WATER WAR
The Water Board releases its plan to Hijack 40% of our Valley Water! “These special interests are desperate to claim the moral high ground and demonize our entire region. They speak about the people of the San Joaquin Valley as if we are parasites on the land and demand we apologize for our very existence” READ MORE DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2KWI3Pd

 

THIS LOOMING DISASTER TO THE VALLEY WILL NOT BE CAUSED BY NATURE BUT BY AN UNELECTED STATE WATER BOARD WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN TOLL

THIS LOOMING DISASTER TO THE VALLEY WILL NOT BE CAUSED BY NATURE BUT BY AN UNELECTED STATE WATER BOARD WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN TOLL
“Economic damages to San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties are significant, admits the state, but merely “unavoidable consequences.” And facts about the human toll don’t appear to matter:

Unemployment – There will be more unemployed citizens as agriculture and related employers reduce or close their businesses in our three counties. Many employers are already worn down from ever-expanding regulations.

Homelessness – We can’t meet our current challenges. The number of people living on the streets of each community will grow. Public assistance demands will grow as well, and local resources will be further strained.

Groundwater Management – This proposal is on top of a law passed in 2014 to sustain groundwater at current levels. At the same time we face losing an additional 20 to 30 percent of the clean water that has served our area for 130 years, 1 million residents of our region will be dealing with degraded groundwater availability and quality. Soon, we could see subsidence as the ground gives way.

These and many more facts were brought to the water board’s attention as public officials, farmers, business owners and many others testified at hearings. It does not appear any of their thousands of comments made a difference. Our voices were not heard; the facts were ignored.

If the state water board approves this 40 percent water reduction – which its chairwoman, Felica Marcus, has already vigorously defended – their actions will fundamentally change the place we live and raise our families.

To have this damage to our lives written off as an “unavoidable consequence” does not promote confidence in the people serving on this board.” READ MORE: