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Cadiz project claims no harm to spring

February 19, 2018 GMT

LOS ANGELES — A new study claims natural springs natural springs in the eastern Mojave Desert will not be adversely impacted by the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project (Cadiz Water Project), according to project administrators.

The study of Bonanza Spring was co-authored by California Professional Geologist Miles Kenney, Ph.D. and California Certified Hydrogeologist Terry Foreman with peer review by other hydrology, geology, and hydrogeology experts. Bonanza Spring is the closest perennial natural spring to the Cadiz Water Project, 11 miles away, and is separated by 1,000 feet of elevation.

To view a copy of the final study, images from the scientists’ site visit, and related materials, please visit http://www.cadizwaterproject.com/2018-bonanza-spring-study/

Pursuit of the project has prompted concern across the Mojave Desert. The Needles City Council unanimously voted to decline support for the project on Feb. 28, 2012.