- Cadiz intends to withdraw more water every year than nature puts back in the ground, lowering the groundwater table and depleting aquifers.
- There are a number of questions surrounding alleged back room deals between Cadiz, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Margarita Water District.
- SMWD is one of several water districts under investigation for engaging in as many as 30 secret meetings to advance the Cadiz proposal. And, SMWD voted to approve a letter of intent to negotiate with Cadiz a full year before the first public discussion of the project. The San Bernardino County board of supervisors also voted to give Cadiz an exemption from the county’s desert groundwater ordinance.
- The newly proposed water project by Cadiz is a terribly flawed proposal that will be catastrophic to not only the Mojave National Preserve, but also to South Orange County residents who will have to foot an enormous bill.
The common purse: Posas/ Cadiz
A previous post, Rancho Santa Margarita, Meet Calleguas, hit a hornet’s nest. The decision to write it was little more than an instinct. “Poke there.” The post referred to something called the “Las Posas Basin Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project,” described by the Los Angeles Times during the project’s inception in the 1990s as “the largest reservoir in Ventura County, ensuring a reliable water supply in cities from Simi Valley to Oxnard in the event of drought or earthquake.”
What the Cadiz Water Plan is and Why it Needs to be Stopped
by Chris Clarke
on June 28, 2012 12:10 PM
Cadiz water project in dispute
Mining company sues county
San Bernardino County faces litigation over its preliminary approval of a controversial water project in the Fenner Valley, about 100 miles east of Barstow.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2012-07-16 10:21.
Coto residents should seek the facts on this project, not what's presented here. Buzz is parroting the messages of a Texas oil service company that mines fracking compounds near the Cadiz property, not the facts. I suggest you read the materials at SMWD.com or the Cadiz site, Water4SoCal.com for accurate info. For starters, the project would stabilize rates, not cause them to increase, and the only entity "investigating" SMWD for secret meetings is a left-wing blog/newspaper. Also, as is prominently noted on the TV ad, Cadiz is paying for the ad, not SMWD.