“We need a portfolio approach to building water infrastructure and meeting long-term demand…our first task is to cross the finish line on real agreements to save the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. We must get this done – for the resilience of our mighty rivers, the stability of our agriculture sector and the millions that depend on this water every day.”
Gavin Newsom, State of the State Address
To balance the needs of our environment and customers, Modesto Irrigation District continues to advocate with our Tuolumne River partners for a durable solution comprised of both river flow and non-flow measures. Consistent with direction from Governor Newsom and the State Water Board, we’re working collaboratively to present a voluntary agreement as an alternative for the State Water Board’s Bay-Delta unimpaired flows plan.
The Tuolumne River voluntary agreement will ensure water security and reliability, includes environmental improvements, enhances fish populations far beyond what is projected in the state’s current plan and most importantly, guarantees timely implementation. The voluntary agreement terms will also become the terms and conditions for the Don Pedro Project’s new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license.
In Our Own Words
Hear from those in your community who are advocating with MID to protect water in our community.
Join Modesto Irrigation District in its efforts to educate state and federal regulators on why we need to protect the Valley's water supply - and how to do it with the science of the Tuolumne River.
Over $25 million dollars has been invested in this work. It's work that is imperative to the future of our most precious natural resource - and keeping it here for years to come.
Periodically, we will send updates and information on the State Water Resources Control Board’s unimpaired flows plan and our Don Pedro relicensing efforts, as well as other water news and information.
We’ll protect our most valuable resource until the last drop and with your help, we can get a voluntary agreement across the finish line and obtain a fair and balanced FERC license. Fill out the form to stay informed.