THE CALIFORNIA STATE WATER PROJECT
Lake Oroville (credit: California Department of Water Resources)The California State Water Project was approved by the legislature in 1959 and bonds for its construction were narrowly approved by California voters in November 1960 (Proposition 1). The California Department  (continue reading…)


THE ‘SECRET’ MONTEREY AGREEMENT

montereyagreementscreenshotIt is impossible to understand the Monterey Agreement without also having the basic State Water Contract available so you can try to grasp what is going on. Even then it can be difficult. (continue reading…

 


PROJECT CONTRACTS AND AMENDMENTS

cracked-dry soilBy August 1962, standard provisions of the state’s contract for water service were  available. These provisions were in effect with the Metropolitan Water District and Kern County Water Agency contracts, and their (continue reading...)