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#7 – Sites Reservoir and the Future of California Water Storage

Sites Reservoir and Future of California Water Storage
June 6, 2022

In this episode of What Matters Water TV + Podcast, we talk to experts about how Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley is the future of water storage in California and why it is so crucial for our entire state, especially as we face a severe water crisis with the historic drought.

There have been many discussions about Sites Reservoir and its potential to help us store more water for when it’s needed most. We break down the project, how it works as part of California’s water network and why it’s such a vital project.

Two of the show guests are from Northern California. Jerry Brown is the executive director of the Sites Project Authority, the organization tasked with building Sites Reservoir. From the beautiful Sacramento Valley, we have Frederick “Fritz” Durst who is the Board Chair of Sites Project Authority and the Reclamation District 108 board president.

Representing Southern California, we have Heather Dyer who is the general manager of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and a returning guest to our show.  And we’re also delighted to have Adel Hagekhalil back with our show. He is the general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation’s largest water wholesaler that serves 19 million people. These four bring passion, enthusiasm and ingenuity to tackle the genuine and pressing issue of climate change impacts on California’s water supply.

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