Contra Costa Water District Oks new grazing leases despite objections from area ranchers

Outlet: Contra Costa Times

August 9, 2013

CONCORD — Despite strong opposition from several longtime area ranchers, Contra Costa’s largest water district agreed last week to move forward with new grazing lease agreements for several pieces of land bordering Contra Costa, Alameda and San Joaquin counties. Contra Costa Water District acquired 6,000 acres of rangeland for conservation in 2010 in those counties as part of its deal to expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.