Dams Grow Food

That is the message being put out effectively, as this dispatch from California Ag Today reports.

The Dispatch.

“GAR  Tootelian and Families Protecting the Valley, are rolling up their sleeves to put up several hundred road signs calling for action to build more dam storage and the message is simple: DAM WATER GROWS FOOD.

“We’re all tired of political inaction,” said Greg Musson, GAR President/CEO. “Voters approved Prop 1 long ago and yet here we are, wading in the water of a heavy rainfall and snowpack year, while millions of gallons of water flows into the ocean every day.

“We’ll need this water when Mother Nature isn’t so generous.”

“The road signs supporting more water storage are a direct message to remind drivers in the Central Valley how important water storage is to food production. The “DAM WATER GROWS FOOD” message will appear in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera and Kern counties. The signs will be visible on major Highways including 99, 41, 156, 152 and Interstate 5.

“A long-term solution to California’s water struggle includes more dam storage,”Musson goes on to explain. “Our state needs more storage to provide safe and reliable water for families, agriculture, businesses and wildlife to flourish. We know dam water grows food, but it’s also vital to flood control, recreation, improving species’ habitat and overall economic growth.”

“We’re asking you to support the campaign for #moreDAMstorage by taking action online and submitting a prewritten letter to their elected officials at www.moredamstorage.com. “

Retrieved August 17, 2019 from https://californiaagtoday.com/turning-up-heat-on-more-dam/

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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