SACRAMENTO – Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Vice Chairman Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, issued the following statement recently, as California agencies respond to California’s continued grim water condition:
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“With the state’s driest year on record, it is imperative that all Californians do their part to reduce their water use,” Bigelow said. “Just today it was announced that our snowpack is at 12 percent of average for this time of year. California is in a dire situation and every drop of water is critically important to our communities and California’s agriculture industry.”
For more information on the California Department of Water Resources dropping the State Water Project allocation to zero, visit water.ca.gov/news/newsreleases/2014/013114prerss_conference.pdf.
For more information on Cal Fire hiring an additional 125 firefighters to combat the increased fire threat, visit calfire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/newsreleases/2014/2014_Drought_Staffing.pdf.
For more information on the California Department of Public Health assisting communities with the most vulnerable drinking water systems due to the drought, including communities in Amador, Placer, Mariposa and Madera counties, visit cdph.ca.gov/Pages/NR14-012.aspx.
For more information on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife closing some of California’s waters to fishing to protect native salmon, visit cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/cdfw-puts-closures-in-effect-on-some-rivers-recommends-further-changes-to-the-fish-and-game-commission.
Lifelong rancher Frank Bigelow represents the 5th Assembly District, which encompasses Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Placer and Tuolumne counties and includes Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.