2014 DWR 5 percent water allocation is 'wake-up call'

Mike Wade of the California Farm Water Coalition says the California Department of Water Resources' announcement of an initial allocation of 5 percent of requested deliveries to State Water Project contractors in calendar year 2014 should be a "wake-up call to all Californians that the water supply system is broken."

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Nov. 20 an initial allocation of five percent of requested deliveries to State Water Project (SWP) contractors in calendar year 2014.

Mike Wade, executive director, California Farm Water Coalition, issued the following response (shortened for brevity).

“Today's announcement by the Department of Water Resources should be a wake-up call to all Californians that our water supply system is bro

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