February 10, 2012
Today Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD), the Lead Agency for the proposed Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”), announced that it has extended the public comment period for the Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) an additional 30 days. The comment period will now conclude on March 14, 2012.
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.
For the past several years the state of California has worked to ensure that water supplies are available to meet demand. This effort has been complex and complicated by drought as well as systematic restrictions on all of the state's primary water supplies.
During my time as the secretary of California's Environmental Protection Agency, I worked hard to implement environmentally sound policies to address many of California's most pressing environmental challenges, including water supply. While conservation has been crucial in helping to curb growth in water demand, most water policy experts agree that reducing demand alone will not be enough to meet the California's future water needs. We need new supplies.
Leading water fund increases its stake in the Company to 8%
LOS ANGELES, CA - (December 15, 2011) – Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] is pleased to announce today that it sold 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock to Water Asset Management, L.L.C (“WAM”), an existing shareholder, increasing the fund’s position in the Company to approximately 8%. The investment by WAM of $4.5 million, when combined with the proceeds of the direct private placement completed with affiliates of Altima Partners L.L.P. last week, results in an additional $11 million of working capital for the Company. As the Company has no payment obligation on its credit facility before 2013, the proceeds will be used to fund the Company’s development activities at optimal levels.
LOS ANGELES, CA - (December 6, 2011) – Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] is pleased to announce two new developments related to the Company’s Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”), including the issuance of the Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) and the addition of California Water Service Company, the third largest water utility in the U.S., as a Project Participant. The Project proposes to provide a new, reliable water supply to Southern California communities by capturing and conserving thousands of acre-feet of native groundwater that will otherwise be lost to evaporation from the aquifer system beneath the Company’s property in California’s Mojave Desert.
Project Lead Agency releases findings of multidisciplinary panel of groundwater experts in support of the Project
LOS ANGELES, CA – (October 20, 2011) - Today Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] ("the Company") is pleased to announce that a multi-disciplinary panel of groundwater experts has found the Cadiz Valley Water Project can be operated on an environmentally sustainable basis to offer Southern Californians a significant water supply and storage option. The Groundwater Stewardship Committee’s findings were announced today by the Santa Margarita Water District, lead agency in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the Project. SMWD’s press release detailing the panel’s findings is available at www.smwd.com/gsc.
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 12, 2011 – Today Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] ("the Company") posted on its website a new video about the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project, which the Company is developing in partnership with five Southern California water providers. Featuring Project participants and technical experts, the video provides an introduction to the Project and an overview of its current status. The video can be viewed at the following links: http://cadizinc.wpengine.com/water-project-video and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeBmDBTAFnU .
Last year, following the release of new scientific findings about the water resources at the Project area, the Company produced a video describing the extent of the area’s water resources and the science behind the Project. This video can be viewed at the following link: http://cadizinc.wpengine.com/pureproof.
Economic Impact Report finds creation of green jobs in High Desert generates more than $878 million in San Bernardino County economic activity
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 24, 2011) – Today Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] (“Cadiz”) announced the release of a report by prominent economist John E. Husing, Ph.D. which found that the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”) would create and support over 5,900 jobs, generate more than $878 million in economic activity over its two phases, and infuse tens of millions in tax revenue to local governments. The Project is designed to provide renewable local groundwater to Southern California communities by building a wellfield and pipeline on privately owned land to deliver water to the Colorado River Aqueduct. A second phase of the Project would provide approximately one million acre-feet of underground storage for imported water.
Jurupa Community Services District signs agreements to participate in next phase of the Project
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 6, 2011) – Today Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] (“Cadiz”) announced that it has entered into an Option Agreement with Southern California water provider Jurupa Community Services District (“JCSD”) for conserved water and carry-over storage capacity from its Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“the Project”). JCSD, which serves customers in parts of western Riverside County, is the fifth water provider to agree to participate in the Project, joining Santa Margarita Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Golden State Water Company and Suburban Water Systems. With the addition of JCSD, over 70% of the water to be conserved annually by the Project is now under option.
Nearly 200 attend fundraiser in Cadiz, raising $4,160 for observatory project
By Kelly O'Sullivan, The Desert Trail
Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Cadiz, CA -- Dylan Wood couldn’t wait to see the surface of the sun.
The West Hills 4-year-old fidgeted quietly while his brother, Auden, 8, looked through a telescope set up by amateur astronomers Saturday, April 30 at Cadiz Ranch east of Amboy.
When the older boy was finished, his eager brother scrambled up a small step ladder and fixed his eye to the lens.
“I saw a big red dot,” he exclaimed, smiling from ear to ear, adding proudly, “I’m almost 5.”