Where should I begin? Here are some starter points. Explore and see what you find! Got questions? Send us a message. Did you know California has multiple varieties of water rights? It all began in the early 19th century! Read more about water’s history, Areas of Origin, and learn basic water facts! Or you can jump ahead and read about the California State Water Project. Discover how and why the “secret” Monterey Agreements came to fruition and learn about its contracts and amendments that followed. Another big project! Ever wondered about retired lands or salinization? Read about the Central Valley Project – it is also very important!!! Learn more about CVP, Poisoned Lands & Pollution, and what it means for existing lands.