Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Vice President Peter Nelson was sworn in and attended his first meeting this week as CVWD’s representative on the Colorado River Board of California.
Nelson, a grower of citrus and dates in the Coachella Valley, has been a CVWD board member since 2000. He also serves on the California Farm Water Coalition and previously served on the Salton Sea Authority and the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee.
The Colorado River Board of California was established in 1937 to protect California's rights and interests in the resources provided by the Colorado River, and to represent the state in discussions and negotiations regarding the Colorado River and its management.
The Board consists of eight members appointed by the Governor, including two members of the public and representatives from CVWD, Palo Verde Irrigation District, Imperial Irrigation District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and San Diego County Water Authority. The directors of the California Departments of Water Resources and Fish and Wildlife are also members.
The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.
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