The association was founded in the late 1970s and represents 75 agricultural districts, as well as several industrial and municipal districts. Because of the rising cost of water in California, the association is in favor of more surface-level reservoirs for more water storage. They are also in favor of mitigating the damage the CVP caused to the Bay Delta.
The CVPWA is an independent organization funded by its members. Its offices are located in Sacramento, California. The current executive director is Robert Stackhouse, who replaced Jason Peltier in June 2001. Jason Peltier left after working there for 12.5 years to assume a position with the United States Department of the Interior.
Some environmental issues they are concerned about are:
One of the recent concerns of the CVPWA about the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) was over the Board sending seemingly last-minute bills to agricultural districts and individual farmers for thousands of dollars. The SWRCB planned to receive $7.2 million annually from the bills, half of its annual budget. The CVPWA believed this tax was illegal and unconstitutional, and filed a lawsuit against the SWRCB early February 2004.
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION - MID-PACIFIC REGION ISSUES GRANTS NOTICE ON "CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT CONSERVATION PROGRAM AND CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT IMPROVEMENT ACT HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM"
Oct 15, 2011; WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- Bureau of Reclamation - Mid-Pacific Region issues grants notice for Central Valley Project Conservation...