“Lochquifer,” “drought security in three years,” “misinformation,” “The Hundred million dollar letter.” All of these sound bites have bounced off the walls of council and water board meetings for more than three years.

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Santa Cruz Water Director, Rosemary Menard responded by letter to the ideas contained in Lochquifer. The letter will be in the Santa Cruz City Council packet for the Tuesday, June 13, 2017 meeting.

Jerry Paul, author of Lochquifer, was the first to realize that the partnership between Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek water districts was wrecked, not by Santa Cruz’s pull back, but by the choice of Desalination as the water supply.

Jerry Paul was the first to recognize and promote the concept of using the Santa Margarita and Purissima Aquifers for storage and drought protection, and change the role of Loch Lomond from drought security to collection of winter water.

Rosemary Menard’s excellent letter on Lochquifer can be viewed by clicking here.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel article on Jerry Paul can be viewed by clicking here.