About 30 percent of the water that flows out of taps in Southern California comes from Northern California via the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. But the Delta’s delivery system is badly outdated, a problem compounded both by a declining ecosystem and 1,100-mile levee system that are increasingly vulnerable. California WaterFix is a comprehensive solution proposed by state and federal agencies to ensure our state has a reliable water supply for many years to come. It would modernize the decades-old delivery system through the building of three new intakes in the northern Delta along with two tunnels to carry water to the existing aqueduct system in the southern Delta. Throughout the summer of 2017, water agencies including Metropolitan Water District, will evaluate the costs and benefits of the project to determine whether to participate in California WaterFix.
Meeting Details Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 Time: 10:30am – 11:45am
Location: Alston & Bird LLP, 333 South Hope Street, 16th Floor, Los Angeles 90071
Manager, Bay-Delta Initiatives
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Stephen Arakawa, manager of the Bay-Delta Initiatives Program at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has a background of 30 years working in the water field as a civil engineer.
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