Nossaman Policy Advisors Assist With Interlake Tunnel Project
A Nossaman team led by Senior Policy Advisor Jennifer Capitolo and including Policy Advisor Ashley Walker assisted the County of Monterey and the Monterey County Water Resources Agency with government relations advice regarding the Interlake Tunnel project in Monterey County. On September 15, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 831 allocating $10 million from the state’s general fund for construction of an Interlake Tunnel from Lake Nacimiento to Lake San Antonio in Monterey County. The tunnel will divert water from Nacimiento Reservoir to the San Antonio Reservoir that would have otherwise been spilled at the Nacimiento Dam, as well as capture high Nacimiento River flows and divert those flows to San Antonio Reservoir which will increase the overall storage capacity of the system. In The Paso Robles Daily News’ coverage of the story, State Senator Bill Monning said SB 831 is crucial to Monterey County and I want to thank the governor for signing the bill. News of SB831’s passage was also reported in The Monterey County Weekly, The Monterey Herald and Central Coast Public Radio KCBX.