January 19, 2017

WG Urges Brown to Intervene in Minimum Flow Standards Proposal Process

Western Growers delivered a letter to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, urging the governor to direct the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) “to begin anew” on a proposal that would update minimum flow standards for the Lower San Joaquin River.

In the letter, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif calls for a “collaborative approach” in order “to pursue legitimate and meaningful settlement discussions with all involved parties.” Nassif claimed the Board has not collaborated with or effectively engaged Western Growers’ members and other stakeholders — including water rights holders — during the public process. The letter noted that the governor himself called on the Board to pursue a collaborative approach with all stakeholders in a letter dated September 16, 2016.

Click here to see the full letter

For more information, contact Cory Lunde at (949) 885-2264.