NATURAL RESOURCES—Water

NATURAL RESOURCES—Water

The LWVSC supports measures that promote integrated water-resource planning and management, with an emphasis on conservation and a balance between surface and groundwater usage . . .
Position History: 

(adopted 1992)

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County supports measures that promote integrated water resource planning and management with an emphasis on conservation and a balance between surface and groundwater usage. The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County supports:

  1. the Memorandum of Understanding on urban water conservation issued by the State Water Conservation Coalition.
  2. consolidation and coordination of water agencies and planning including date collection and monitoring.
  3. greater reliance on conjunctive use and conservation measures by both agricultural and urban users to reduce water needs.
  4. The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County believes the following criteria must be met before any additional diversions are considered on the American River:
    1. To protect fish, wildlife and plant species, minimum flow levels at least equal to those established in the 1989 EBMUD* decision must be met before additional water is diverted.
    2. Minimum flow levels must be adequate to maintain the American River Parkway greenbelt.
Issues: 
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Sacramento County