SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Governor ended some of the state’s drought restrictions and nearly doubled water allotments to 75%, following continued rain and snow that has replenished many of the state’s reservoirs providing significant relief to both communities, and growers, after more than three years of severe drought conditions.
Assemblymember Juan Alanis (R-Modesto) issued the following statement:
“I welcome the Governor’s decision today amending his major drought declaration from 2021. The easing of water restrictions is welcome news for farmers, ranchers and the communities in my district. Food grows where water flows and I believe today’s decision will help reduce food insecurity and provide immediate positive impacts to not just the Central Valley, but all of California this year.”
“However, the Governor talked about the high risk of future uncertainty with regard to climate and droughts. I agree that uncertainty exists and that is why the Governor and his administration needs to follow through on new permanent water storage projects voters have already demanded and funded at the ballot box. We need to be prepared to save in wet years so that we can be well prepared for dry years. I am willing to work with anyone in the legislature, and the Governor, to get additional water storage and infrastructure built.”
Assemblymember Juan Alanis represents the 22nd Assembly District, which includes the communities of Modesto, Turlock, Ceres, Denair, Patterson, Gustine, Newman, Hilmar, Ballico, Snelling, Keyes, Grayson, Crows Landing, Diablo Grande, Stevinson, & Empire.