The state Water Resources Control Board (WRCB) is grappling with how to steer the use of all surface water, a public trust property of all the people, as we move into a time of major climate related changes in water availability. The plans being made today need to be forward-looking and conservative in a time of huge uncertainty, not just a tweaking of past efforts. FOSR is studying the WRCB staff report on future directions to take, and preparing very specific, tightly focused comments.
The photo above is the foot of Whitney Glacier on Mount Shasta, looking north into the Shasta Valley. Whitney and other glaciers feed the springs that sustain the river and fish. How will we respond as climate changes occur? The river needs effective voices speaking for it, if it is to survive.