October 31, 2016
Cowin Op-Ed in the San Diego Union Tribune: Unity needed for statewide water solutions
In case you missed it, DWR Director Mark Cowin authored an opinion editorial in the San Diego Union Tribune this weekend addressing recent “skepticism from the San Diego County Water Authority about maintaining a reliable supply from the North”. Director Cowin reiterates the importance of Sierra Nevada supplies to the San Diego region and the critical need to update the infrastructure that captures and moves this water with California WaterFix.
"For San Diego County and all of Southern California, saying no to WaterFix would risk the region’s largest imported water source. It could strand billions in ratepayer investments. It could reverse the benefits of years of supply diversification. It could increase reliance on the Colorado River that has been in a near ceaseless drought so far this century.” Read more here.