October 2, 2013 - Today the Company made available a new report by GHA Water Inc. finding that the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (Cadiz Project) offers $648 million in additional benefits to the Southern California water system, if the Project qualifies as Intentionally Created Surplus (ICS) under Colorado River supply management guidelines adopted in 2007 by the US Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation).
Today, a long-awaited draft maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Chromium-6 was proposed by the California Department of Public Health at 10 (ten) parts per billion (ppb).
Chromium-6 is a groundwater constituent found in over 30% of groundwater basins in California, including Riverside County’s Coachella Valley and various basins in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Solano, Santa Barbara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Yolo Counties. For example, affected cities include Glendale, Burbank, North Hollywood, Pomona, Monterey, Chino, Joshua Basin, Phelan, Twentynine Palms, Solano, Daly City, Santa Ynez, Soquel Creek, Davis, Woodland, and parts of San Francisco. It also naturally occurs in the Cadiz Valley aquifer system at levels consistent with the proposed MCL.
The Cadiz Project, which will serve the water needs of 100,000 Southern California families and generate 5,900 jobs, has been fully reviewed and approved under the California Environmental Quality Act, the most stringent environmental law in America. The Project includes strong monitoring and enforcement to ensure that it is safe and sustainable and offers many local benefits, including significant investment in the local economy and certainty that water will be available for Southern California.
By Scott Slater
Published in the San Bernardino Sun
October 8, 2012
From the time before statehood, water has been recognized as the lifeblood of California's economy. A little more than 80 years ago, the people of this state adopted a constitutional amendment mandating the optimization of efficient water use in California. Since that time, water has remained a critical resource and Article 10, Section 2 of the California Constitution has served to provide the legal and policy underpinnings for responsible water use.
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.
By Scott Slater
March 29, 2012
The following provides an overview of the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project and offers a response to questions recently voiced in the online community about the science behind the Project. The Project is a Southern California water conservation project that would capture and conserve groundwater to provide a new, reliable water supply for approximately 200,000 individuals across the region per year.
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.