The reality of the drought was once again felt late yesterday with the news that contract supplies for districts along the Feather River will be 50 percent this year.
Work continues to finalize allocations along the Sacramento River. At this time, it appears the final word will come towards the end of next week. Indications continue to point towards a 25 percent reduction in water supply under the water right settlement contracts, although there are still details that need to be finalized with respect to the Central Valley Project managing water for winter-run Chinook salmon.
Due to the tremendous amount of media we have received, we are realigning our communications efforts for California Rice and Sacramento Valley outreach. We are working to provide information more prospectively instead of reactively. We are coordinating with the Northern California Water Association on this effort.