published on August 1, 2016 - 9:26 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Friant Water Authority and Friant North Authority have signed a memorandum of agreement that sets forth a path of cooperation for the two organizations.

Legislative and regulatory affairs, communication, water operations and technical analysis are a few of the areas the two organizations intend to work together on and share resources.

The FWA is a joint-powers authority formed in 2004 by a majority of the water agencies receiving supplies from the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project. Its primary purpose is to operate and maintain the Friant-Kern Canal.

The FNA was formed last year by some of the water agencies receiving supplies from the Friant Division to advance common interests and objectives with respect to their Friant Division water supplies.

“Our water users need us to work together with a unified voice to protect Friant Division water supplies,” said FNA Executive Officer Dave Orth in a statement. “FNA will continue to be a tireless advocate for our farmers in the northern portion of the Friant Division, but when it comes to the critical issues and challenges in California water – the Delta, weathering the historic drought, and working with other water users – Friant’s interests are one.”

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