Monday, January 30, 2012

News articles and links from Jan. 30, 2012

Water supply

No need to fast-track latest attempt at canal


From SF Chronicle - Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

While most of the political chatter following Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address last week focused on high-speed rail and his proposed tax initiative, the big issue quietly lapping the Capitol halls is water.

Coalition response...To suggest that some San Joaquin Valley farmers should walk away from their lands because of a salt issue fails to recognize how productive these farmers are. These farmers are employing the newest technology and efficient irrigation practices that enable them to produce safe and healthful food that serves California families and many others around the world. Efforts by farmers in the Grassland Bypass Project south of Los Banos have helped to effectively manage salt, selenium and other harmful elements toward halting this discharge from reaching the San Joaquin River. The Environmental Protection agency recently characterized this effort as a "success story." Walking away from the land puts people out of work and disrupts the flow of food to our tables at a time when adding jobs and increasing the world's food supply is a necessity.


Proposals to drain Hetch Hetchy won't work


By Sen. Dianne Feinstein

From Sacramento Bee - Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Cactus may provide cure for poisoned Valley cropland


From Fresno Bee - Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

From Modesto Bee - Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

Colorado River models: Wrong but useful


By John Fleck

From Inkstain - Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Winter shaping up to be a dry one


From Press-Enterprise - Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Bureau of Reclamation discusses preliminary water year 2012 CVP Water Supply Conditions

Press Release

From USBR - Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

California water projects circling the drain


From Reuters - Friday, Jan. 27, 2012


That other, still equal goal


By John Bass

From Delta National Park - Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Peripheral canal proposal, loss of home rule prompts SSJID to join battle


From Manteca Bulletin - Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

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