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Advocacy and Regional Planning

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We partner with our wholesale agency representatives on regional and statewide water planning efforts. Our top priorities are to protect your immediate and future water supplies, ensure cost-effective programs and services and balance our water supply needs with those of the environment.

We’re committed to keeping you informed as state lawmakers, policy makers and water industry experts plan for California’s long-term water supplies. We encourage you to stay informed, get involved and share your input about water plans and decisions that impact you.

The San Juan Water District’s board of directors adopted three formal issue statements identifying their position on critical issues facing the district. 



New Delta Flow Standards May Pose Serious Risks for Water Rights and Region

How much water from our rivers is needed to restore the ecosystem in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers’ Delta and San Francisco Bay? This is what the State Water Resources Control Board is determining as they plan for the Delta’s new flow standards. If the board approves a Bay-Delta solution requiring 45-65% unimpaired flows, it will result in adverse impacts on summer water temperatures in the Lower American River, causing adverse impacts on threatened steelhead and other fish.