On January 11th, Representative Doug LaMalfa (R–Richvale) introduced the Protect Our Water Rights (POWR) Act (H.R. 289). This bill will give certainty to agriculture producers and irrigators during dry years and hold the Bureau of Reclamation accountable for proper water delivery. It requires in-person field briefings and outreach, in each county where a Central Valley Project (CVP) water contractor is located, after Reclamation’s initial allocation announcements and before the allocation announcement for April is made.