The state Legislature will conduct a joint hearing on the status of Colorado River issues and to find out if the south state's water agencies need any help in completing details of the so-called quantification settlement agreement and interim surplus criteria milestones.
The hearing is between the state Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee and the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. The hearing is set for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the headquarters building of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 700 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles.
The topics include the Colorado River's future under interim surplus criteria, the quantification settlement agreement and achieving interim surplus criteria milestones.
Interim surplus criteria will be addressed by an official of the Department of the Interior.
The other topics will be discussed by John Penn Carter, chief counsel for the Imperial Irrigation District; Tom Levy, general manager/chief engineer for the Coachella Valley Water District; Maureen Stapleton, general manager for the San Diego County Water Authority; and Dennis Underwood, vice president for Colorado River resources for the MWD.