We must increase water supply in California, period! We must build more storage systems of every type, from new reservoirs to groundwater recharge. We have a water system that was built for a state of half the current population. We must have a better ability to store rain and snow runoff to protect against both floods and help through our regular drought periods. The water we are storing is chronically mismanaged by the State and Federal governments, saving too little for our local use and sending the water that falls in our district to benefit the Bay Area and Southern California at the expense of our Northern California citizens, farmers, and environment.
We must build more water storage and change the management of the system to protect Northern California water from those that would drain our most needed resources for their benefit. We have statistical data that should drive not only our immediate response today, but planning for a changing future as well.