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Codgill Responds To Governor’s Decision To Call Special Session On Water

Sacramento, Ca — Senator Dave Cogdill is chiming in on Governor Schwarzenegger´s decision to call for a special session to discus California´s water system.

“We have seen reports on declining snow pack which has traditionally been California´s natural reservoir,” says Cogdill. “We have been informed that California´s population is expected to continue growing at breakneck speed. We have witnessed as the Delta, the hub of California´s water system, has degraded to the point that it is no longer sustainable. We have listened as a judge announced that water supply through the Delta will be decreased by as much as 30% due to an endangered species of fish. And we are in the midst of living through the driest year in recorded history. All of this points to the fact that our water system is broken and must be fixed.”

“I am disappointed that the Legislature was unable to work together to address California´s water needs during the regular session this year and did not approve my SB 59 which would have provided a comprehensive plan for the future of water in our state. However, I commend Governor Schwarzenegger for calling a special session on the matter. He has been unequivocal in his commitment to fix our water system and his calling the Legislature back to discuss this issue during a special session is further proof of it.”

“I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come up with solutions that include improving water movement in our state, addressing the problems with the Delta, and increasing the amount of water storage, both above and below the ground, in our state.”

Cogdill´s 14th District covers Tuolumne County.

Written by BJ Hansen