Thursday, May 12, 2011

News articles and links from May 12, 2011

Don Pedro critics, defenders speak

Coalition response...Continuing to provide an adequate and dependable water supply for farmers will be essential to meet the future food demands of people. Don Pedro Reservoir is an important part of that. While it's popular to say farms use 80 percent of California's water supply, it's important to consider the facts when discussing resource allocation. The Department of Water Resources states that farms actually use 41 percent of the state's dedicated water supply while urban use accounts for 11 percent and the environment receives the lion's share at 48 percent. Also, consider the fact that consumers who buy the food that farmers produce are the true end users of the water used to grow the crops.


GOP tries to halt San Joaquin River plan

From Fresno Bee – Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cardoza calls on FERC to relicense Don Pedro hydroelectric facility

From Merced Sun-Star – Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Tunnel talk

From The Record – Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Administration draws back from Schwarzenegger’s Delta tunnel proposal

From IndyBay Media – Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Delta Smelt Defenders Call for More Protection

From Courthouse News Service – Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Republican congressmen introduce San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act

From Merced Sun-Star – Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Enviros Sue State’s Water Quality Control Board Over Ag Pollution

From Santa Barbara Independent – Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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