Big Sur Agreement Water

Environmentalists insist that pumping is not only illegal, but also reduces the number of steel heads in the river. Blum states, however, that the National Marine Fisheries Service has published on its website the following statement regarding the “South-Central California Coast” Steelhead: “All four largest watersheds (Pajaro, Salinas, Nacimiento/Arroyo Seco and Carmel River) have experienced declines of 90 per cent or more. Few populations have remained close to historical figures. In 1994, DWR and some of the SWP contractors involved in the project met in Monterey, CA, for mediation negotiations regarding the water bank and the operation of the public water project. In December 1995, Eastwood attempted to exercise its right to apply water rights related to the Odello land to the National Water Management Administration. At a public hearing, Eastwood and his representatives stated that the funds needed to determine the fair value of Odello Ranch for tax purposes were necessary. He said he could donate the land to the Big Sur Land Trust at the same time as water rights. [22] Eastwood Representative Alan Williams confirmed Wednesday that negotiations were underway with California American Water for an 85-foot-a-year loan agreement for use on the peninsula until a new water project is launched. The water on the right is from 80 hectares of land near the Carmel River for a prairie rehabilitation project. The peninsula is already in the midst of a gradual reduction in the river`s water, which promises to further increase the region`s total consumption. The water legislation in the package is not affected by the order of the reductions.

In the early 1980s, the California Department of Water Resources began exploring the possibility of developing a state water project (SWP) in Kern County, which it called Kern Water Bank. The bank should consist of different loading areas in much of the corecounty. After Cal Am completed its hydroelectric project, water rights would be available for development within the Carmel River Basin, under the control of the Eastwood Trust, owner of the riverside land known as Odello Land. Williams, president of the Carmel Development Company, said the goal of granting Cal Water Law credits is to help the peninsula avoid rationing and fines as much as possible, he called a “shock absorber” for the effects of the reduction order.