Turning up Heat on More Dam Storage
August 15, 2019
“Dam Water Grows Food” Road Signs Supporting Water Storage Appearing in Five Counties
GAR Tootelian and Families Protecting the Valley, are rolling up their sleeves to put up several hundred road signs calling for action to build more dam storage and the message is simple: DAM WATER GROWS FOOD.
“We’re all tired of political inaction,” said Greg Musson, GAR President/CEO. “Voters approved Prop 1 long ago and yet here we are, wading in the water of a heavy rainfall and snowpack year, while millions of gallons of water flows into the ocean every day. We’ll need this water when Mother Nature isn’t so generous.”
The road signs supporting more water storage are a direct message to remind drivers in the Central Valley how important water storage is to food production. The “DAM WATER GROWS FOOD” message will appear in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera and Kern counties. The signs will be visible on major Highways including 99, 41, 156, 152 and Interstate 5.
“A long-term solution to California’s water struggle includes more dam storage,” Musson goes on to explain. “Our state needs more storage to provide safe and reliable water for families, agriculture, businesses and wildlife to flourish. We know dam water grows food, but it’s also vital to flood control, recreation, improving species’ habitat and overall economic growth.”
We're asking you to support the campaign for #moreDAMstorage by taking action online and submitting a prewritten letter to their elected officials at www.moredamstorage.com.