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SWC responses to CDFW Incidental Take Permit

Posted at 11:00 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 02:00:10-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State Water Contractors issued the following statement regrading the recent announced of the Incidental Take Permit.

“Although we are still reviewing the Incidental Take Permit issued by Fish and Wildlife and are assessing our options, the SWC and its member agencies do not support the permit conditions, which fail to incorporate the best available science, burden ratepayers with obligations far exceeding the impacts of water operations and will make compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and climate change adaptation substantially more difficult,” said Jennifer Pierre, General Manager of the State Water Contractors.
While we will continue to support adaptive management activities that help us better understand and manage the Delta ecosystem and water supply, including testing Delta outflow hypotheses, we are disappointed that DWR is moving forward with a project that imposes restrictions far beyond the impacts of SWP operations.”