By Terry Foreman, PG, C.Hg., and Dennis Williams, Ph.D, PG., C.Hg.
January 31, 2012
The innovative Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project would enable water to be beneficially used in California by capturing water that is currently being lost to evaporation in the Mojave Desert. The Project is currently undergoing a public review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As with any public process, opponents are entitled and encouraged to question CEQA documents and challenge a project's design or assumptions. However, many of the most vocal critics of the Cadiz Project have never visited the project area or reviewed any studies and rely instead on misinformation and assumptions that are simply incorrect, untrue and wrong.