- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The Daily News of Tehama County covered a UC Cooperative Extension meeting where 130 people attended to "engage in dialogue about the complexities of water resource management." Reporter Ashley Gebb wrote that the event was the second biennial meeting on water resources in Tehama County and the surrounding area.
"We all know water does not abide by political boundaries," Gebb quoted the deputy director of Tehama County Public Works Water Resources, Ernie Ohlin. "Actions and things that we do in our own county can affect people outside our county."
Ohlin told the audience that Northern California farmers and residents need to understand their water resources because actions taken by the governor and the legislature could have an impact there.
Gebb wrote that Allan Fulton, irrigation and water resources advisor for the UCCE, agreed.
"We often think we are removed from it, but we're not," he was quoted.
Fulton noted that 60 to 75 percent of the water used in Tehama County comes from the underground aquifer, the article said.