By David Festa and Spreck Rosekrans
From Fresno Bee – Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Coalition response...I agree that the judicious use of water transfers is one part of the solution to solving California's water dilemma. Barriers to these transfers need to be eliminated in order to best serve all water users in California. It is also important to realize that increased water use efficiency by farmers does not necessarily mean that water always becomes available for other users. When it does, sensible water transfer policies will provide the flexibility farmers need to stay in business.
From Merced Sun-Star – Saturday, April 2, 2011
Coalition response...Merced Irrigation District is on the right path to safeguard against future droughts by proposing to increase water storage in Lake McClure by up to an additional 70,000 acre-feet through an increase in height for the spillway and gates. The House and Senate should support and pass HR 869, which will allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider authorizing the proposed project as part of MID’s hydro-electric relicensing application. Additional benefits to groundwater recharge, flood control and increased power generation prove the positive contribution of this project and should be approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The rest of California would do well to mirror MID by taking action now to capture available water during high-flow years.
From KERO/TV 23 – Monday, April 4, 2011
By Mark Grossi
From Fresno Bee – Monday, April 4, 2011
By Tom Philp
From SF Chronicle – Monday, April 4, 2011
By Roger Dickinson, Matt Mahood and Cesar Diaz
From Sacramento Bee – Tuesday, April 5, 2011
From Coalition for a Sustainable Delta – Tuesday, April 5, 2011
By Brandon Middleton
From Pacific Legal Foundation – Monday, April 4, 2011