August 2017

2017-18 Producer Elections Results

Thank you to all who participated in the recent producer district elections for 2017/18. Following are the results as of Thursday, August 31. We still have several write-in candidates we are contacting, but wanted to communicate the results we have to date. READ MORE

CRC presses for a reduced WDR fee

CRC presses for a reduced WDR fee

As the State Water Resources Control Board evaluates an increase in the fee paid by rice and other Ag coalitions for the Waste discharge requirement (WDR), the Commission is proposing a reduction in the fee our growers pay. The basis of our proposal is an evaluation of the actual time staff spends of the Rice WDR, which is far less that the time spent on other areas with significant ground and surface water programs. READ MORE

Proposition 1 application submitted for Sites Reservoir

Proposition 1 application submitted for Sites Reservoir

Another milestone in work to get Sites Reservoir built was met a short while ago. Just before 5 p.m. today, the Sites Joint Powers Authority successfully submitted their Proposition 1 funding application to the California Water Commission. Proposition 1 would fund public benefits that Sites Reservoir would provide. It will take a number of days before the Sites application is posted. READ MORE