Tuesday, October 11, 2011

News articles and links from Oct. 11, 2011

Water Supply

Tuolumne River water sale panned


From Union Democrat - Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Coalition response...This proposal to sell water is just that---a proposal. MID is investigating whether to pursue this option and if the answer is yes, the public will have full opportunity to provide input. Raising opposition to the proposal at this time is an example of hitting the panic button and simply posturing on the part of opponents as they champion their viewpoints without regard to the possible benefits that could derive from an agreement.


New Delta plan is not a responsible solution


by Andy Morin/Pauline Roccucci

From Sacramento Bee - Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Coalition response...The plan by the Delta Stewardship Council that the authors object to is the fifth draft plan released by the council. Each draft has undergone changes and two more drafts are scheduled before release of a final plan. It is good that people and organizations are following the work of the council as it works toward a resolution of Delta environmental issues and a reliable water supply. Opportunity still exists to provide input to the final plan.

Securing a reliable water supply for our state requires a multi-prong approach, as suggested by the authors. Pivotal to a reliable water supply is "additional storage," both in the form of reservoirs and increased water banking where appropriate. It will also take improved flexibility in managing our water supply in order to provide for future generations.

Permanent solution for water issues


From Modesto Bee - Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Coalition response...The solutions offered by this writer for a reliable water supply in Southern California are noteworthy, but many of them have already been considered. It takes a natural water supply to justify building dams and that doesn't exist in large quantities in the southern part of our state. Diamond Valley, the last major reservoir built in Southern California, is supplied with water received in part through the California Aqueduct. Construction of desalinization plants are yet to be proven fully cost-effective and have their own set of environmental challenges, real or imagined. New conveyance certainly is part of California's permanent water supply solution. It adds reliability for water users and ecosystem benefits by returning Delta flow to a more natural direction.


Predictions call for another wet winter


From Inyo Register - Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

New Melones diverting water to avoid flood threat

TV news

From KCRA/3 - Monday, Oct. 10, 2011


Film being shot in Reno thrusts locals into the spotlight


From Reno Gazette Journal - Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

..."Dam California" revolves around a Central Valley town struggling with a water company to preserve its way of life.


Supervisors decide to stay part of salmonid conservation


From Siskiyou Daily News - Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Commercial salmon fishing season was promising


From SJ Mercury News - Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

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