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State Water Contractors Statement in Response to Oroville Conditions
13 February 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2017

CONTACT
Ann Newton
(818) 760-2121

 

Sacramento, CA – "At the moment we are focused on the immediate situation and supporting the Department of Water Resources in managing water conditions at Oroville to minimize threats and protect public safety. In the days and weeks ahead there will be ample time for the appropriate review and discussion about any improvements that may be necessary to Oroville facilities, and we will fully support that important process. We need a future Oroville facility that works first and foremost to protect the nearby communities and those downstream as it also performs its water supply mission."

Terry Erlewine
General Manager
State Water Contractors

 

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The State Water Contractors is a statewide, non-profit association of 27 public agencies from Northern, Central and Southern California that purchase water under contract from the California State Water Project. Collectively the State Water Contractors deliver water to more than 25 million residents throughout the state and more than 750,000 acres of agricultural land.