Cadiz is a publicly-held natural resources company that owns 70 square miles of property and water resources in Southern California. Our mission is to support communities that lack reliable access to clean, affordable water needed for economic growth and an equitable quality of life by improving California’s water transportation network and delivering sustainable water supply and storage solutions while cultivating sustainable farming opportunities.
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In exchange trade with Kinder Morgan Cadiz to receive key 96-mile pipeline route for nominal fee; Cadiz also to receive $10 million payment upon Kinder regulatory filing
Transaction results in significant financial gain for Company
Los Angeles CA (December 11, 2012) -- Today Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) (“Cadiz”, “the Company”) announced it has entered into a new agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) (“Kinder Morgan”) securing the Company’s ownership of a 96-mile natural gas pipeline linking its holdings in the Cadiz Valley to the northern and central California water delivery network. The exchange agreement divides 220 miles of pipeline currently under option to the Company, with the Company gaining ownership rights to the 96-mile eastern segment between Barstow and the Cadiz Valley and returning to Kinder Morgan rights to the 124-mile western segment.
Action Eliminates Federal Court Litigation involving the Company
Los Angeles, CA (October 5, 2012) – Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) (“Cadiz”) reported today that a lawsuit filed in U.S. Federal Court jointly against the Company, the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”), the County of San Bernardino (“County”), the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) has been dismissed. The Court determined that Petitioner RiverAHA was unlikely to succeed on the merits. The dismissal now ends the pending Federal Court litigation over the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”). Legal proceedings challenging the recent Project approvals continue in California State Court.
Action by Board of Supervisors a New Milestone for Project
Los Angeles CA (October 2, 2012) -- Cadiz Inc. [NASDAQ: CDZI] (“Cadiz”) reported today that the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Groundwater Management, Monitoring, and Mitigation Plan (“GMMMP”) for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”). This represents another significant milestone for the Project, which will provide an annual reliable water supply to Southern California communities by capturing and conserving 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 County’s action authorizes the Project to withdraw an average of 50,000 acre-feet of water per year.
Los Angeles, CA - Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ:CDZI) ("Cadiz" or "the Company") is pleased to report today on its objectives for implementation of the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project ("Project") and other asset development programs following the unanimous approval of the Project last month by the Board of Directors of the Santa Margarita Water District ("SMWD").
Santa Margarita Water District votes to certify Final Environmental Impact Report
Project will create reliable Southern California water supply and local jobs and investment
(August 1, 2012) Los Angeles, CA -- Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) is pleased to announce that the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”) Board of Directors voted unanimously to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report ("Final EIR") for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”) and approve the Project’s Groundwater Management, Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (“GMMMP”) and Purchase and Sale Agreement, which outlines terms for their participation in the Project. These actions follow a nearly 18-month environmental review and represent significant milestones for the Project.
Project Lead Agency Schedules Meeting to Consider Project Certification
Los Angeles, CA – Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) reported today that the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”), the lead agency of the environmental review process for the Company's Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”), conducted a public hearing yesterday evening to receive comment on the Project’s Final Environmental Impact Report (“Final EIR”) and related documents. At the conclusion of public comment, the Board adjourned the meeting until Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00pm when it will begin deliberations to consider certification of the Final EIR. More details about the July 31st meeting are available at www.smwd.com.
Rancho Santa Margarita CA (July 25, 2012) – Close to 2,000 South Orange County, California residents and customers of the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”) have expressed strong support for the Cadiz Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Project”) to the SMWD Board of Directors, which will review the Project’s environmental documents tonight.
South Orange County residents sent in reply cards they received through mailings or door-to-door visits to their homes by project advocates. The outreach program was carried out by Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) in concert with the South Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Coalition.
Los Angeles, CA -- Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI) today reported the release of the Final Environmental Impact Report (“Final EIR”) for the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (“Cadiz Project”). The Final EIR was issued by the Santa Margarita Water District (“SMWD”), a Southern California water provider and lead agency of the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) permitting process for the Project.
The Final EIR responds to comments received from the public regarding the draft environmental documentation that was issued by SMWD in December 2011. SMWD will hold a public hearing on July 25, 2012 regarding the Final EIR and consider certification of the document. Details about the hearing and a copy of the Final EIR are available at www.smwd.com. At the public hearing, SMWD will also consider approval of the Project’s Groundwater Management, Monitoring, Mitigation Plan and a Purchase and Sale Agreement. The Purchase and Sale Agreement between Cadiz and SMWD outlines economic terms for SMWD’s participation in the Project and establishes rights and responsibilities for Project implementation and operation.
By JOHN A. BOHN
The media repeatedly tells us that California has major problems - an unbalanced budget, a stagnant economy, a depressed housing market, and an unreliable water supply. Yet, the state is home to the world's ninth-largest economy and, with a progressive culture of hope and promise, remains an attractive place to live and work.
California's success is dependent on reliable infrastructure and the availability of water. The state cannot ignore failing water infrastructure or avoid making investments that can provide transcendent benefits for the economy and future generations.
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.