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May 2012

By Scott Slater Published in the SBC Sentinel May 25, 2012 Cadiz, California is an eastern Mojave Desert railroad stop hidden along historic Route 66, crisscrossed by the BNSF and Arizona and California (ARZC) railroads. Traveling through this part of California, you may have noticed the splashes of green vineyards and lemon orchards that line the desert horizon. Cadiz Inc., a California public company, operates a 1,600 acre farm here. The Company is the largest private landowner in the area, with a total of 34,000 acres (50 square miles) in Cadiz and 11,000 additional acres in other parts of the Mojave.

Los Angeles --- Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ:CDZI] ("Cadiz") announced today that the Board of Directors of Santa Margarita Water District ("SMWD"), the Lead Agency for the proposed Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project ("Project"), voted on Friday, May 11, 2012 to approve an agreement with the County of San Bernardino and Cadiz regarding the County's role in the Project's groundwater management program.   The Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") agreement, also approved by San Bernardino County's Board of Supervisors on May 1, 2012, grants the County full enforcement authority over the Project's proposed Groundwater Management, Monitoring, and Mitigation Plan ("GMMMP").

County Board of Supervisors Votes to Approve Memorandum of Understanding With Cadiz and Santa Margarita Water District for Project's Management Plan

Los Angeles -- Today Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] ("Cadiz"), a land and water resource development company with 45,000 acres in California's San Bernardino County, announced that the County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the County's role in enforcing the groundwater management plan for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project.   The Water Project proposes to provide an annual reliable water supply to Southern California communities by capturing and conserving thousands of acre-feet of native groundwater currently being lost to evaporation from the aquifer system beneath the Company's property in eastern San Bernardino County's Cadiz Valley.  The MOU grants the County full enforcement authority over the Project's Groundwater Management, Monitoring, and Mitigation Plan (GMMMP), a key component of the Project designed to monitor aquifer conditions and establish measures to protect against impacts to critical desert resources.