Nitrate in Groundwater Study
The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences publicly released its independent study of nitrate in groundwater for the Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley on Tuesday, March 13th, as required by state law. A public workshop was held to present the study results on Tuesday, March 13 from 2-5 p.m. at Cal/EPA. Details about the nitrate pilot project studies can be found here.
Water Bond Update
The Legislature approved a measure delaying the water bond until the November 2014 ballot. The measure, AB 1422, was authored by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno).
The water bond was set to be placed on the November 2012 ballot, but Governor Jerry Brown and others are concerned about having the Governor’s approximately $6 billion tax hike plan on the same ballot as the $11 billion water bond, fearing voters would reject both measures.
This is the second time the water bond has been delayed. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger first postponed the water bond from its original November 2010 vote due to the lack of voter support.
AB 1422 was signed by Governor Brown on July 9.