Meeting to Discuss Water Shortages and Delta Issues

Meeting to Discuss Water Shortages and Delta Issues

August 7, 2013

Water Meeting in Hanford, Aug. 9
State Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) will lead a group discussing California's water crisis during a hearing in Hanford on Aug. 9.

Salas, chairman of the Select Committee on Regional Approaches to Addressing the State's Water Crisis, will be joined by local and regional water experts to share real-time data and facts about the water crisis and how it affects the Central Valley.

Topics will range from critical water issues like supply cutbacks and aging infrastructure to record droughts and the deteriorating Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

"It is critical that after these meetings, we have an accurate assessment of the Valley's water needs and what future options should be considered to improve and stabilize water reliability through the region and state," said Salas, in a release. "Having a reliable, clean water source is vital to the health, safety and economic growth of our state's population and economy."

The hearing will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kings County Board of Supervisors Chamber, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd. The public is encouraged to attend.

More information can be found by contacting Josh Golden at (559) 585-7170.