Tour of Peter Fire Damage

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I appreciate the leaders from the City of Anderson and the Anderson Fire Protection District who took time Friday to give me and Assemblywoman Megan Dahle a tour of neighborhoods affected by the recent Peter Fire, which burned areas that for decades have stayed green all summer thanks to water from the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District canal.

The district is a Sacramento River Settlement Contractor and has senior rights to water from Lake Shasta, but the canal has no water this year for the first time ever, thanks to the drought and poor management by state agencies.  The dry wells, dead trees, extreme fire hazard and harm to wildlife are devastating to the communities in the irrigation district, and I am committed to doing all I can to get their water back.